Episode 135: The Quest for Character with Massimo Pigliucci, PhD

In this episode of the “Vedge Your Best” podcast, my guest is Massimo Pigliucci, professor of philosophy at City College of New York. Massimo holds PhDs in both philosophy and evolutionary biology, and his work involves making complex philosophical concepts accessible to a wider audience through various mediums, including podcasting, newsletters, and video series.



We discuss his newest book, The Quest for Character: What the Story of Socrates and Alcibiades Teaches Us About Our Search for Good Leaders, which explores the historical and ongoing challenge of finding virtuous leaders, using the relationship between Socrates and Alcibiades as a case study. In the book, Massimo emphasizes the importance of character and virtue in leadership, drawing parallels between ancient and modern times.

To learn more about Massimo’s philosophy, visit his YouTube channel.

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