Massimo Pigliucci Joins CFI-NYC Advisory Board

March 28, 2011

The Center for Inquiry-New York City has announced that philosopher Massimo Pigliucci has joined its advisory board.

Massimo Pigliucci is Chair of the Philosophy Department at City University of New York at Lehman College, and editor in chief for the journal Philosophy and Theory in Biology. His research is concerned with philosophy of science, the relationship between science and philosophy, and the relationship between science and religion. He has published over a hundred technical papers and several books, including Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science From Bunk; has columns in the magazines Philosophy Now and Skeptical Inquirer; pens the “Rationally Speaking” blog; hosts the podcast by the same name; publishes the “5-minute Philosopher” videos on YouTube; and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.

Pigliucci has a doctorate in genetics from the University of Ferrara, Italy, a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in philosophy of science from the University of Tennessee. He was formerly professor of Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Pigliucci joins chair E.O. Wilson, Ann Druyan, David Helfand, Nat Hentoff, Clifford A. Pickover, and Lionel Tiger. Albert Ellis and Normal Levit served until their deaths in 2007 and 2009, respectively. For more, click here.