The most morally monstrous actions might work as deterrents but be unacceptable morally even to the most casual conscience.
It’s time to (do more than) talk about knowledge. Universities must take leadership in helping develop students capacity to recognise different kinds of knowledge and work flexibly.
Conspiracy theorists are commonly seen as fundamentally irrational, with an all-encompassing obsession. But new research suggests they may have quite different motivations, beliefs and attitudes.
An expert in trust assesses how it comes into play while finding a solution that avoids a hard border for Northern Ireland.
Humans have long been trying differentiate themselves from the rest of the biological world. Is it because we're superior, or just insecure?
Turkish painter Esref Armagan uses colour and perspective that he has never seen.
Survivor's guilt is arguably an instance of good character, an emotional expression.
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.
Through virtual reality you can now explore a sunken ship, suspend weightless in space, or visit Angkor Wat. So why is the real experience still better?
If an alien landed on Earth, how would you decide if it had free will like us, or was a sophisticated automaton?
We are not yet "post-truth", but truth-telling remains vital in sustaining open and democratic societies.
The greatest moral challenge of our time is our flawed conception of morality itself.
A clock designed to work for 10 millennia is being built – but what is the point of it?
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
Investor Bill Miller's $75 million gift to the Johns Hopkins philosophy department clashes with conventional wisdom regarding the value studying the humanities today.
A philosopher's take on what makes jokes funny.
Participants in a recent study became calmer, more able to express their point of view without aggression and developed more open minds.