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Massimo Pigliucci

K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy, City College of New York

Massimo Pigliucci is an Italian-American philosopher and biologist who is professor of philosophy at the City College of New York. He is a critic of pseudoscience and creationism, and an advocate for secularism and science education.

Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudo-scientific attack.”

In the area of public outreach, he has published in national and international outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. He writes on practical and general philosophy at Medium. He is also the author or editor of 16 books, including the best selling How to Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

He is the former co-host of the Rationally Speaking Podcast, and former editor in chief for the online magazine Scientia Salon.

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