Is the human species exceptional? It depends…

Human beings belong to the species Homo sapiens, subspecies sapiens (to distinguish us from the now exciting Homo sapiens, subspecies neanderthalensis). In other words, we are the only hominids left on the planet, and we are twice wise. It says so right in the name. We have also been obsessed for a long time with the notion of our own exceptionalism: we — in our esteemed opinion — are different, and superior…

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Philosophy as a Way of Life

Philosophy as a Way of Life

by Massimo Pigliucci. Practical philosophy, science, pseudoscience & good reasoning. Complete index of articles at https://massimopigliucci.org/essays/