The trolley dilemma is a staple of philosophy because it probes our intuitions about whether it's permissible to kill one person to save many more.
Red berets, hard hats, overalls and domestic workers’ uniforms have become a prominent part of South African politics. But these are more than just props for the EFF political party.
Some believe neuroscience should change the way we punish criminals, but courts have been slow to embrace new approaches.
Among the top 50 philosophy departments in the U.S., only four have a member of their regular faculty teaching Chinese philosophy. Why is this problematic?
Does it have a formula?
When you think about it, it's a bit strange to view food through a lens of "meat" and "not meat" – especially when plants consume animals, and vice versa.
The desire to fritter away our pay packet on the roll of a dice may not be hardwired at all. So where does it come from?
Insects have similar structures in their brains as do we, and that might mean that have a basic form of consciousness.
A new study reveals that we are more likely to trust people who follow simple moral rules – or at least give moral problems some serious thought.
Illness can have a major impact on our view of the world. Sometimes, it can be enlightening.
Should we allow innocents to be harmed for the greater good? Eye in the Sky puts a modern spin on a classic philosophical moral dilemma.
Magic plumbs the same questions philosophers have been asking for millennia.
Consciousness is one of the most mysterious phenomena we know of. But evidence is emerging that it might just be a very special kind of information processing.
Philosophically speaking our smartphones could be seen as an extension of us. But where does that leave us legally?
Those who benefit from, and defend, freedom of speech are often those who already enjoy the most privilege in society.
Intuitively, we believe offering someone options automatically expands their freedom. But that isn't always true. Sometimes, more options can lead to less freedom.
The tradition of republicanism offered us civil religion, a foundation of belief that could counter any politics or policy that demands sacrifice in this world to be compensated in some “beyond”.
Do the countries affected by Zika have the capacity to deal with a baby boom if pregnancies are delayed?
Many of us are happy for governments to increase spending on public services, but we don't like the idea of higher taxes. There are some good reasons for this.
How we see the purpose of communication limits our approach to designing technology that makes it possible.