Suggested readings, #58

Here it is, your weekly rundown of interesting articles I’ve come across recently, to consider for your weekend readings:

Pandemic stories in the news: something to laugh about. (Skeptical Inquirer)

What the pandemic tells us about personal identity. (New Statesman)

Are there laws of history? Historians believe that the past is irreducibly complex and the future wildly unpredictable. Scientists disagree. Who’s right? (Aeon)

Antisthenes and the Cynics: how to live a pure and honest life. (Ancient Origins)

Did Galileo truly say, ‘And yet it moves’? A modern detective story. An astrophysicist traces genealogy and art history to discover the origin of the famous motto. (Scientific American)

Published by


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.

4 thoughts on “Suggested readings, #58”

Leave a Reply