The Ivory Tower and Main Street

by Massimo Pigliucci Here comes another in our occasional series of videos featuring myself in conversation with Missouri State University philosopher Daniel Kaufman. In this episode Dan and I take up the very mission of Scientia Salon and discuss its implications. We talk about the love/hate relationship that the public seems to have with the … Continue reading The Ivory Tower and Main Street

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Philosophy, science and expertise

by Mark English Let me make a very simple — and, I hope, uncontroversial — point about expertise and authority before looking at some questions pertaining to the current (increasingly bitter) debate about the nature and status of philosophy and its relation to the sciences. Expertise implies epistemic authority: the expert — by definition — … Continue reading Philosophy, science and expertise