Suggested readings, #5

Here are some interesting articles I’ve come across recently, for your consideration:

Mussolini (or his ghost) unfortunately resurfaces in Milan. (New York Times)

Why Lucretius believed in a Flat Earth (and his contemporaries already didn’t), and the malaise of modern science. (Aeon)

Is there a problem with how scientists (and philosophers) study reason? Maybe, but not necessarily along the lines sketched by this article. (Nautilus)

Julian Savulescu is just as controversial as his mentor, Peter Singer. Sometimes for good reasons, other times not so much. (Nautilus)

Cheerfulness cannot be compulsory, no matter what the t-shirts say. (Aeon)

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Massimo is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He blogs at and He is the author of How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life.

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