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Doubt as the Path to Happiness

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The word skeptic literally means inquirer. And to inquire into things is good, right? But skepticism has a complex and much-misunderstood history, from the Pyrrhonists who abstained from holding any opinion to modern scientific skeptics focused on criticizing pseudoscience. In this talk I will argue that skepticism can and should be a philosophy of life and a path to happiness. And there is a lot more to life and happiness than just debunking nonsense.

This is a hybrid event. You can join us in person or at ethicalstl.altarlive.com.

Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Venue

Main Auditorium
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
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Phone:
314.991.0955

Speaker

Massimo Pigliucci
Massimo Pigliucci is an author, blogger, podcaster, as well as the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His academic work is in evolutionary biology, philosophy of science, the nature of pseudoscience, and practical philosophy. His books include How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life (Basic Books) and Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (University of Chicago Press). His forthcoming book is The Quest for Character: What the Story of Socrates and Alcibiades Teaches Us about Our Search for Good Leaders (Basic Books). More by Massimo at http://philosophyasawayoflife.blog.

Music

Janet Evra Trio