A new work of environmental ethics argues that the constitutive value of natural places can be understood in the language of rights.
You can’t hurt a robot – but do you want to be the kind of person who sinks the boot into a harmless robodog?
He was an important philosopher, mathematician and social reformer of his time. But Richard Price was subsequently written out of history.
The House of Wisdom was populated by a number of multitalented thinkers – at a time marked by fervent collaboration and intellectual prosperity in the Arabic-speaking world.
A philosopher offers advice on how mothers could stop being pitted against each other.
Psychological and social perspectives on economy that were developed by 19th-century philosophers can help us re-imagine economics with a human face.
Having the ability to decide either to do something or not, and to act accordingly, is a basic definition of freedom. Smart buildings challenge this freedom.
Astrology and astronomy were once practiced side by side by scientists like Galileo and Kepler. And they’re more similar than you might think.
Longtermism may be derided for focusing on implausible sci-fi scenarios of space colonisation and robot apocalypse, but it raises philosophical questions that are hard to dismiss.
Forget the tech tycoons’ pursuit of immortality: a life without limit can produce only a stagnant pond.
The fleeting nature of prices is prompting bold new research in econophysics and finance.
With the discovery of several thousand new pages of Hegel’s lecture notes, fans are hoping his famously tricky philosophy may become easier to understand – this expert isn’t so sure.
From warfare to entertainment and VR, brain-computer interface development has extended beyond prosthetics for patients with disabilities. Missing is full ethical consideration of the consequences.
Crises are no longer something to fix but situations to manage.
What if the best parts of two competing visions for a solution were brought together?
What can you do when you feel like a failure for giving up on a dream?
Pierre Hadot sees philosophy as a guide to improving our contemporary lives.
Quantum mechanics raised tough philosophical questions about the nature of the world – and a physicist named John Bell figured out how experiments could answer them.
Thomas the Tank Engine’s movements are restricted by the tracks, but he still thinks he’s free.
Humans have long struggled to understand the nocturnal world. As environmental change becomes increasingly acute, understanding their lives has never been more critical.