As fictional inventors make terrible choices on the big screen, real-world tech innovators can learn from their example how not to make the same kinds of ethical mistakes.
Whether the sins of our past stay with us forever has become a pertinent question of our time. A philosopher argues we don't need to carry our past burdens – although there are some moral conditions.
Think you are a moral person? Research shows that we are often prone to act immorally when we think we're moral.
Friendship requires that we be open to our friends’ ways of seeing things, even when they differ from our own. Is being a good person necessary for a good friendship? Who is a good person?
A philosopher's take on the ethics of products that allow parents to lighten the skin colour of their unborn baby.
Many believe their morality comes from their religion. But evidence suggests that people’s opinion of what God thinks is actually what they believe is right and wrong, not the other way around.
A vegan and anti-speciesist society is based on a somewhat simplistic view of the animal world. And its principles cannot be implemented in a globalised world.
Children lying is rarely cause for concern and actually means your child is developmentally normal.
The scale and brutality of Trump's family separation policy was like nothing that has gone before.
It is just as much for our own sake, as for the sake of robots, that we should begin recognising the rights of intelligent machines.
Children develop a sense of morality as they grow, similar to how literacy and numeracy skills develop over time and with practice.
South Africans expect former president Zuma him to take responsibility and remedy his undemocratic and unconstitutional behaviour.
While people often want to cheat in certain cases if it would benefit them, they also want to think of themselves as honest. Here are three steps to stay honest while filing taxes.
While emergency drills may help schools feel safer, they contain underlying and often unintended moral messages about the nature of school and life itself.
Humans have long been trying differentiate themselves from the rest of the biological world. Is it because we're superior, or just insecure?
Social and economic inequality is a serious threat to the sustainability of liberal democracy. It cannot be addressed by declaring that identity claims are democratically suspect.
Individually rational actions can lead to collectively undesirable outcomes. Rethinking our individual moral obligations as forming part of a collective pattern of action can lead to positive change.
Technology isn't value-neutral. Unless we understand the ethical assumptions behind our technology, we can't trust the solutions it offers.
Too often, we automatically dismiss ideas with unsettling implications. We need to focus on evidence, and on ordinary fairness and compassion towards others.
We are not yet "post-truth", but truth-telling remains vital in sustaining open and democratic societies.