Skye and Massimo

Skye C. Cleary PhD MBA is a philosopher and author of "Existentialism and Romantic Love" (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and co-editor of "How to Live a Good Life". She teaches at Columbia University, Barnard College, and previously at the City University of New York, the New York Public Library, and in a prison. Skye is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Philosophical Association Blog, an advisory board member of Strategy of Mind, and a certified fellow with the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. Before philosophy, she was an international equity arbitrageur, management consultant, and Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserves.

Her work has been published with The Paris Review, Aeon, The Times Literary Supplement, TED-Ed, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Independent, The Huffington Post, The Conversation, Business Insider, New Republic, Quartz, Letras Libras, Institute of Art & Ideas, The Philosopher's Zone on ABC Radio National, The New Philosopher, The Amorist, YourTango, Womankind, Actualise Daily and others. In July 2017, she won the New Philosopher Writers’ Award.

She has a black belt in taekwondo and loves scuba diving. She stands up for marine conservation and against palm oil. Skye misses swimming and diving in Australian water but loves New York City’s icecream and cocktails.

Massimo Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of science, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism.

Prof. Pigliucci has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science “for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudo-scientific attack.”

In the area of public outreach, Prof. Pigliucci has published in national and international outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. He blogs on practical philosophy at Patreon and Medium.

Past Olios with Skye and Massimo

How to Live a Good Life?

With a special emphasis on Stoicism and existentialism, we will discuss the importance of reflecting on and challenging one’s philosophy of life, appreciating the sheer variety of philosophical views on life, and how entering into conversation with other perspectives can help to better understand others who have chosen differently.

Venue: None

Teacher: Skye and Massimo

May 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

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