Abu Nasr al-Farabi can teach us about the thinking behind radicalisation, and offers a warning to terrorists guilty of 'over-belief'.
A philosophical assessment of the latest Star Trek films demonstrates their sophistication.
Much of academic philosophy, even on the African continent, is openly and unashamedly in love with the idea of the West as destiny.
Adopting an African philosophy of education can be a powerful tool to help the continent's universities create real social change and justice.
The world around you might be an illusion and you're really a brain in a vat connected to a supercomputer. Sounds preposterous? But can you prove it's not true?
Not voting can have serious consequences regarding the kind of society we end up living in. Disengagement can mean a lowering of quality of life.
Just what on earth is going on in Britain? A researcher of French philosophers called upon some 'friends' to think it through.
Its critics complain that current Afrodiasporic literature is not in tune with everyday life on the continent. They see its versions of Africa as sanitised and Westernised.
How to shift the political landscape from the classroom.
What would Aristotle have thought of modern liberal democracy? It's complicated.
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.
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.