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08-11 experimental philosophy

A brief article on experimental philosophy by one of the leading scholars in the field.

Adobe Acrobat file 108K Massimo Oct 26, 2008

Abandon nearly all hope

Hope is a positive thing, right? Not so, say a number of philosophers that we ought to take seriously.

Adobe Acrobat file 114K Massimo Apr 21, 2014

Boghossian on the concept of genocide

NYU philosopher Peter Boghossian on the concept of genocide.

Adobe Acrobat file 150K Massimo Sep 16, 2014


A longer article on the use and misuses of the term "consilience."

Adobe Acrobat file 1.2M Massimo May 23, 2013

David Hume then and now

David Hume, the basics.

Adobe Acrobat file 572K Massimo Apr 21, 2014

David Hume

Adobe Acrobat file 247K Massimo Mar 15, 2011

Democracy and Truth

The complex relationship between democracy and truth.

Adobe Acrobat file 918K Massimo Jan 2, 2013

eastern philosophies

What are eastern philosophies? Are they really philosophies?What's the connection, if any, between East and West when it comes to philosophy?

Adobe Acrobat file 189K Massimo Dec 5, 2007

effective altruism-con

A short article explaining why effective altruism is a bad idea.

Adobe Acrobat file 328K Massimo Sep 25, 2015

effective altruism-pro

A short article explaining why effective altruism is a good idea.

Adobe Acrobat file 278K Massimo Sep 25, 2015


The life and thought of a much-maligned philosopher: Epicurus.

Adobe Acrobat file 246K Massimo Jun 15, 2009


The wikipedia entry on "heresy."

Adobe Acrobat file 175K Massimo Jun 9, 2008


The Catholic Encyclopedia entry on "heresy." A must read!

Adobe Acrobat file 385K Massimo Jun 9, 2008


Medieval philosopher William of Ockham (the same one as the famous "razor") on heresy and heretics.

Adobe Acrobat file 216K Massimo Jun 9, 2008


A classic essay by G.K. Chesterton in defense of orthodoxy and against heretics.

Adobe Acrobat file 402K Massimo Jun 9, 2008


A classic essay by Robert Ingersoll in defense of heresy and against orthodoxy.

Adobe Acrobat file 165K Massimo Jun 9, 2008

Introduction to Stoicism

A brief introduction to basic Stoic thought and practice.

Adobe Acrobat file 167K Massimo Oct 14, 2014


Adobe Acrobat file 240K Massimo Mar 15, 2011

Massimo on Darwin

An article in Philosophy Now by yours truly on the status of evolutionary theory, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species

Adobe Acrobat file 211K Massimo Feb 5, 2009

Massimo on hypotheses

Massimo on the role of hypotheses and data in science.

Adobe Acrobat file 126K Massimo Aug 10, 2009

moral machines

An article by Wendell Wallach in Philosophy Now discussing whether machines can be moral, and in the process exploring what we mean by morality.

Adobe Acrobat file 201K Massimo Apr 13, 2009

Moral objectivism

Adobe Acrobat file 244K Massimo Mar 15, 2011

on free will

A short essay by yours truly, reporting on the science and philosophy of that all-elusive thing, free will.

Adobe Acrobat file 197K Massimo May 10, 2007

on god

The classical arguments pro and against the existence of the Big One.

Adobe Acrobat file 392K Massimo Aug 16, 2007

philosophy of humor-1

A short article in Philosophy Now on "Lawyers, Blondes & Irishmen": who can make fun of what, when and how?

Adobe Acrobat file 775K Massimo Dec 16, 2015

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