Ep. 3 – What About Science? with Massimo Pigliucci

This third episode focuses on the nature of science, broadly speaking, with Massimo Pigliucci. What is science, how does it work, and where do certain phenomena fall in relation to it? Dr. Pigliucci is both a scientist and a philosopher of science, is currently Professor of Philosophy at CUNY-City College, and co-hosts the Rationally Speaking podcast with Julia Galef. He has published numerous articles on science, skepticism, and philosophy, and authored multiple books, including Denying Evolution, Nonsense On Stilts, Answers for Aristotle, and his most recent work, Philosophy of Pseudoscience, an anthology of essays on the distinction between sound science and pseudoscience, co-edited with Maarten Boudry.

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Dr. Pigliucci’s website: Plato’s Footnote.

 

Links to some of what we discuss on the show:

Dr. Pigliucci’s article on Neil deGrasse Tyson and the value of philosophy

RationalWiki on the Demarcation problem

Karl Popper entry at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas Kuhn

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God, by Eric Metaxas for The Wall Street Journal

 

Dr. Pigliucci’s books:

Denying Evolution: Creationism, Scientism, and the Nature of Science

Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk

Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to A More Meaningful Life

Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem

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