Nonsense on Stilts

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Product Details

Price
$31.20
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.5 X 0.7 X 9.9 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226495996
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About the Author

Massimo Pigliucci is the K. D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of many books, including How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life and, most recently, Science Unlimited?: The Challenges of Scientism, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Reviews

"How can we decide what counts as science? That is the central question of this brilliant book, which ought to be required reading for, well, everyone."--Amanda Gefter "New Scientist, on the first edition "
"Pigliucci's book serves a seriously worthwhile purpose: that of giving you, the reader, tools and instructions for assembling your very own 'baloney-detector.' Armed with this, you stand a vastly improved chance of separating the wheat of reliable knowledge from the chaff of fashionable nonsense in your daily harvest of data."--Lou Marinoff "Times Higher Education, on the first edition "
"A tour of solid science, shaky science, and pseudoscience, this crash course in critical thinking by biologist and philosopher Pigliucci includes handy rules for evaluating the confused public discourse on climate change, evolution, and even UFOs."--Discover, on the first edition
"Pigliucci's attack of high-stilted nonsense not only offers a great service in a world that is littered with irrational beliefs and pseudoscience, it is also an incisive and philosophically informed analysis of the nature of science and the pursuit of reliable knowledge. With books like [this] on the shelf, it is clear that there is more to skepticism than intellectual garbage disposal."--Metascience, on the first edition