Video: Socrates, Alcibiades, and ‘The Quest for Character’

In his book The Quest for Character, Massimo Pigliucci asks: can good character be taught? Through an exploration of Greek and Roman philosophy, and especially the interaction of Socrates and Alcibiades, Pigliucci helps us understand what makes a good leader, and how we can educate others, and ourselves, to be better people and citizens. ProducedContinue reading “Video: Socrates, Alcibiades, and ‘The Quest for Character’”

Video: Do we carry no responsibility for our actions?

Is moral responsibility a mere illusion? Massimo Pigliucci, Galen Strawson and Sarah Garfinkel debate the essence of innocence and guilt. (Watch the full debate here.) Some argue behaviour is a product of our genes. Others that upbringing and environment play the primary role in determining who we are. So do we carry no responsibility forContinue reading “Video: Do we carry no responsibility for our actions?”

YouTube channel on philosophy, pseudoscience, and skepticism

Well, people have asked for it, so I have reactivated and revamped my YouTube channel. Comments are turned off, because I’m weary of social media. But if you’d like to talk about any of the videos featured on the channel, feel free to do it here. The channel contains the following lists: How to LiveContinue reading “YouTube channel on philosophy, pseudoscience, and skepticism”

Video: A conversation with Philosophy News

Philosophy News talks with Massimo Pigliucci on Stoicism, Skepticism, and how to have productive conversations in today’s polarized world. In this interview, we talk with Dr. Pigliucci about how Stoicism differs from a more rationalist mindset and how Stoicism relates the skepticism. We cover topics in some of his recent articles about skepticism and howContinue reading “Video: A conversation with Philosophy News”