Suggested readings, #28

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

The absurdity of the Nobel prizes in science. They distort the nature of the scientific enterprise, rewrite its history, and overlook many of its most important contributors. (Atlantic)

This is how normal life feels as a psychopath. Everyday, nonviolent psychopaths say they’re nothing like the psychopath we see on our movie screens. (Medium)

Elon Musk’s Starship may be more moral catastrophe than bold step in space exploration. (The Conversation)

Karl Popper, John Rawls & the paradox of tolerance. Ought we tolerate intolerance? (Medium)

“We are all clowns.” A defense of Joker. (The Philosophical Salon)

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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.

One thought on “Suggested readings, #28”

  1. I thought Elon Musk, period, was a moral catastrophe. That said, Musk’s chances of success on the timetable in the article are HUGELY overestimated by its author.


    Hey, the problems with Nobels in the sciences aren’t nearly as bad as some of the Nobel Peace Prize awards. That said, some of the ethnicity issues with Nobel science prizes also carry over into the Literature awards.

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