A philosopher of public health ponders whether taking your mask off on July 19 is like punching someone in the face or like riding a bike.
Face surveillance makes it easier to oppress vulnerable populations and violate everyone’s basic rights. It’s time for a moratorium.
Lockdown requires that we all act as if we know nothing, even if we are world experts on disease transmission.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe brings the virtues and politics of the comic world - indeed the Ancient Greek world - to life. But trusting the message doesn’t mean I trust the corporation behind it.
We should not hesitate to discourage in children the idea that people are either good or bad.
We need to look at what’s behind arguments for and against drug testing welfare recipients to avoid repeating the same debate, over and over.
Climate change will hit young people hardest, yet they cannot access the democratic processes that adults take for granted.
As part of a new strategy to combat loneliness GPs will be able to prescribe social activities. But is this ethical?
Carbon offsets are a perfectly legitimate way to fight climate change (if they work).
The young activist acted morally and intelligently when staging her protest against the deportation of asylum seekers from Sweden.
The most morally monstrous actions might work as deterrents but be unacceptable morally even to the most casual conscience.
In order to to combat the decline of trust in civil society, we need to cultivate global citizens who are able to thrive in an increasingly diverse and globalised world.
We are not yet “post-truth”, but truth-telling remains vital in sustaining open and democratic societies.
The harassment at the Presidents Club Charity Dinner was horrible. Here are three lessons from moral philosophy on how to avoid it happening again.
We need to address the mindset that enables this mass slaughter of animals in the first place.
The Good Place is a high concept comedy about what it takes to be a good person. One of the show’s charms is the way it draws on real philosophers and philosophical dilemmas.
Australia needs to think about who gets the flu vaccine first before the next pandemic strikes and supplies run low.
Racism is again on the rise in many parts of the world. So is the dehumanisation of our enemies. What hope is there, then, for notions of a common humanity?
A philosopher argues that now is the time to figure it out, before we make the inevitable discovery of extraterrestrial life.
The film 13 Minutes dramatises an attempt by Georg Elser to assassinate Hitler in 1939, to prevent the war the Führer was preparing for. How clear-cut was the moral justification for that act?