When we include someone (or something) in our moral circle we feel a sense of moral obligation for their treatment. But the factors determining who is in or out is more complicated than you may think.
Power imbalances and inequality lie at the heart of the international development industry. But the Oxfam scandal shows that organisations mustn't succumb to it.
The debate around photos of two Nigerian Salafi clerics taken in London wasn't a trivial conversation about dress and recreational choices. It was loaded with symbolism.
Schools have a duty to teach children morality, but which moral values should they teach?
A report released today by the world’s largest technical professional organisation is designed to help humanity avoid a robot apocalypse.
William Isdale speaks with Emrys Westacott about how living simply can bring happiness in an increasingly complex world.
World's major religions are concerned about moral behavior. What is the relationship between religious commitment and morality?
Archbishop Bishop Desmond Tutu is well known for having invoked an ubuntu ethic to evaluate South African society, and he can take substantial credit for having made the term familiar.
There is now a reputable body of research evidence from places that have introduced assisted dying, and MPs must examine that evidence before deciding how they will vote.
To honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa could do with its citizens becoming more active in driving development - particularly efforts to tackle poverty an inequality.
Moral disputes are a product of independent minds with independent agendas. Thus, there is little reason to see ourselves as unbiased sources of righteousness.
Have American companies just been given the green light to deploy "edgy" branding that goes way too far?
Sometimes people like poetic justice because the law is not in a position to mete out what is deserved.
A 1915 morality play by Vernon Lee makes a powerful critique of jingoist group-think.
When it comes to politics these days, it feels like everything is 'my way or the highway.' What can colleges do to end this moral fundamentalism and get students listening to each other?
There is a history of mistreatment of animals in the name of art. But isn’t it about time artists made their point about human domination without themselves asserting dominance over beasts?
Asking people about morality and empathy may not yield sincere answers. Moral sentiments, can, indeed, be measured.
Distrust of the irreligious has been commonplace in the American political discourse from the founding.
The world may feel polarised, but most people chop and change their views.
What place does hunting have in our urbanized society? Is it acceptable to kill for fun? For conservation? Philosophy doesn't have all the answers, but it can help us understand opposing views.