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W I ended up reading this bookI won t recommend reading the book if you already have a deep knowledge about how science and philosophy tried to explain the origins of morality and the meaning of life The book actually goes through the most important thoughts explaining them and giving examples but without going deeper with Bark further details which was suitableor me since I never had a complete picture of the issue even though a lot of the data and information presented was On Such a Full Sea familiar and known to me You ll never get bored anyway because Massimo s style has an amazingluidity to move rom
one topic to another and keeping you thirsty topic to another and keeping you thirsty have I actually enjoyed Pigliucci s piece on how science and philosophy lead us to a meaningful life as a welcome counterattack against the rampant abuse of the psychology of positive thinking we ind in the self help books and guides of today If you approach the text with an open mind I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the new perspective you can gain Cannibal from his secular science based and arguably atheistic interpretation on the meaning of life You may not agree with Massimo but that s okay What he offers you is an acceptable logic based approach to defining the human condition and its searchor ethical and moral reason as an innately human endeavor Overall it s worth the trouble you ll tackle with some Greek language semantic reclassifications and academic word choice that always leaves me a little exhausted It s still a keeper Mastered (The Enforcers, for my bookshelf Full disclosure if you don t careor religious criticism you re not going to like the Man, Son of Man final chapters My suggestion is to read this like you should any book as a means to learn about those who don t share your same views Finally if you re aan of philosophy logic Stoicism and science as honorable pursuits in the development of character and purpose add this to your reading list. Full potential while we harness them to help us reach oursPigliucci discusses such essential issues as how to tell right Alter Ego from wrong the nature of love andriendship and whether we can really ever know ourselves all in service of helping us ind our path to the best possible life Combining the two most powerful intellectual traditions in history Answers or Aristotle is a remarkable guide to discovering what really matters and why. Biologypsychology with scant attention paid to the raming device represented
the title There are some #INTERESTING DISCUSSIONS OF BASIC THERE ARE #discussions of basic There are sections where he catalogs ascinating and elegant psychology experiments without giving you any detail at all about them Overall the approach is ridiculously reductive and the philosophical approach is at roughly an undergraduate level He Unseen City flubs basic philosophical concepts but breezes past them so uickly that they barely register The title is a red herring at best andalse advertising at worst I think my review would have
In The Title There Are Some Interesting Discussions Of Basic
been charitable if the book hadn t ended on the weakest section charitable if the book hadn t ended on the weakest section discusses religion by propping up a series of straw men and knocking them down clumsily I almost gave up on the book when he started claiming that the consensus among philosophers is Uh right buddy I wouldn t recommend this book unless you have basically no interest or training in philosophy and yet prefer to have your pop science books coated in a pompous layer of Art freshman dorm philosophy Theirst time I ve ever heard the name Massimo Pigliucci was in debate about the limits of science God Is in the Crowd featuring him alongside Lawrence Krauss Daniel Dennet and Richard Dawkins I admired the reasonable position he took during the debate that science cannot have answers to everything due its nature contrarily to Krauss who stated that science can actually explain everything even right or wrong and he considered them to be scientific uestsI googled the author and Iound out that he has a PhD in philosophy in addition to a doctorate in genetics I told myself that his academic background in both philosophy and biology makes him in a perfect position to give a reasonable and rational view about the relation between science and philosophy in our endless uest to know about reality and Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard find an answer to the big uestions That was ho. Tle knew each mode of thought has the power to clarify the other science providesacts and philosophy helps us reflect on the values with which to assess them But over the centuries the two have become uncoupled leaving us with uestions about morality love The Matriarchs (The Family friendship justice and politics that neitherield could ully answer on its own Pigliucci argues that only by rejoining each other can modern science and philosophy reach their. Simply the worst book dealing with philosophical issues I ever had the misfortune to come across Pity that I could not give it zero stars I tried but the software would not let me do it At the
Beginning Of The Book There Are Definitely of the book there are definitely good and interesting points but the overall level of philosophical depth is definitely appropriate to a basic recipe popular philosophy book than to any even partially serious attempt to address philosophical uestions in areas such as ethics and epistemologyFrom a purely philosophical perspective the approach is sometimes ridiculously reductive I have When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) found the worst ever treatment of Aristotle s ethics I have ever come across There is a section on philosophy of science which is very incomplete at best uite superficial and it clearly demonstrates that the author has no idea what he is talking about when he deals with the scientific method Superficiality misinterpretation and approximation are riferom the historically incorrect interpretation of Greek concept of arete virtue to the short reductive and misleading description of existentialism on page 138 which
made me cringeme cringe intellectual pain to the utter unualified rubbish of the last chapters on God and religionIf you love philosophy stay away No Biggy! from it Note to myself in theuture stay away Crush It! from books that in the cover name drop ancientamous philosophers and promise you to help you get meaning out of your life I am not sure whether the meaningful in the title belongs there More appropriate would be Attracting Birds to Your Backyard flourishing as author likes to translate the Greek word eudaimonia The book tries to show what philosophy especially ethics and modern science have to say about how to lead eudaimonic life My only probl This book is an adeuate pop science book and a terrible philosophy book Most of it is devoted to relatively chatty and broad accounts of neuroscience and evolutionary. How should we live According to philosopher and biologist Massimo Pigliucci the greatest guidance to this essential uestion lies in combining the wisdom of 24 centuries of philosophy with the latest researchrom 21st century scienceIn Answers Deep Listening for Aristotle Pigliucci argues that the combination of science and philosophyirst pioneered by Aristotle offers us the best possible tool or understanding the world and ourselves As Aristo.