Tagged: Massimo Pigliucci

Can philosophers, or anyone, tell us what is “right” and “wrong”? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 23, 2013

Credit: Descartes Centre It’s no secret philosophers and scientists sometimes seem to be in conflict. I’m not talking about philosophers of religion (there are epistemological grounds for an inevitable conflict with science there). No, I mean philosophers in general. And … Continue reading → … Read More

Reports from the Moving Naturalism Forward workshop - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 06, 2012

The workshop I described in Moving Naturalism Forward took place – with a few amendments. A half day was lost because of the super storm Sandy. And medical issues led to Patricia Churchland, Lisa Randall, and Hilary Bok cancelling at the … Continue reading → … Read More

Free will — problems of definition - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 02, 2012

Some of the philosophically inclined readers have probably followed the recent internet discussion of “free will.” I am referring specifically to that between evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne (blog: Why evolution is True) and philosopher Massimo Pigliucci (blog: Rationally Speaking). It been … Continue reading → … Read More