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.
Effective altruists say you should make the greatest difference – here's a better way to get people giving.
Tackling extremism, building happier adults and delivering a generation that can adapt to rapid change. Putting thinking and thinkers at the heart of the curriculum should be an easy decision.
As machines get ever more complex as we strive to make them complete more complex tasks, it's time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
We are only just starting to understand the linguistic tools that get stuff done, move us to tears, bore us to death, or make us dizzy with delight.
China's population policy shift has some worried – and at the heart of it is a philosophical dilemma.