Massimo Pigliucci Is Coming to Chicago

Hey, Chicagoans, here are two events you’ll want to attend!

On Saturday, September 17th, from 3:00 – 6:00p, Massimo Pigliucci will lead a workshop on critical thinking. As an exercise in “intellectual self-defense,” we will explore the meaning and process of critical thinking, examine common logical fallacies, and ask why we have difficulty with numbers and statistics. We will discuss the limits of human reason — and how to understand the world better and deal with each other more rationally.

Email Ken Novak if you plan to attend.

All are welcome to the workshop, which is open to the public.

On Sunday, September 18th, at 10:30a, Massimo will deliver a talk entitled “The Intelligent Person’s Guide to the Meaning of Life.” Pigliucci will discuss the concept of “sci-phi,” which combines science’s empiricism with philosophy’s rationalism to form a unified, inclusive search for knowledge and the meaning and value of human life.

Both events are free to the public, though the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago will ask for goodwill donations to help cover their costs.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • http://www.truth-saves.com Savedfromjesus

    I don’t know my work schedule yet but I should be at one of these, probably sunday’s.

  • joe turner

    I saw his panel at Dragon*Con last weekend.  Very interesting stuff.

  • Grisha

    He is good.  I was listening to him at last year TAM at Las Vegas and am following his blog “Rationally Speaking”.   However Chicago is too far from where I live.  I cannot say unfortunately since I live in San Diego.

  • Chicagoskeptics

    The events are co-sponsored by Chicago Skeptics.


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