Would you drink a martini while others tried to stop a boulder from crushing a crowd? In the coronavirus crisis, we are all responsible for the outcome – and we need to start behaving that way.
Gullibility, cynicism, pride, closed mindedness, negligence and wishful thinking. If you can use any of these to describe your reasoning, it's likely you're committing a sin of thought.
A poem by the Persian polymath Sa'adi helps us understand our shared vulnerability to coronavirus
It's hard to get societies based on individualism to act in the collective good. That's why you can't find any toilet paper.
The virus has put life on hold for many around the world.
Sometimes you can understand more of the world from the comfort of your own home
Despite the nihilism and pessimism of internet memes, people ultimately understand the direness of the danger posed by a powerful virus, climate change and global instability.
The captain of a ship, or a soul, doesn't sail while ignoring the wind – sometimes they go with it, sometimes against it, but they always account for it.
It's not a case of being afraid of different ideas, more that some people want everyone to think as they do.
An academic should be able to use "I" in an essay which offers their point of view. In this way, they take responsibility for their argument.
Travel and philosophy have enjoyed a quiet love affair for centuries.
Nietzche has a reputation as a bit of a downer, but there are upsides to dancing close to the abyss and embracing our mortality.
Love requires imagination. What happens when this imagination spirals?
Critical thinking is being taught successfully in schools and universities around the world. Studies show it improves students' thinking ability and even their standardised test scores.
Post-truth questions the very nature of truth itself – that's why it's so dangerous.
People who act holier than thou aren't necessarily better than the rest of us. In fact, their moral grandstanding may be driving society apart.
In 2020, try to forget external ambitions you can’t control and focus instead on cultivating the right frame of mind.
Plato's Republic is one of the most influential books in history. It has been claimed by people on all sides of the political spectrum and continues to resonate today.
Not so long ago, people had no idea what would happen to them – and what they would see – once they ascended into the clouds.
Kant's philosophies include ideas on faith, the sublime, and the enlightenment. But what do these ideas mean? And how can we use them today?