Politics always influences what questions scientists ask. Their intertwined relationship becomes a problem when politics dictates what answers science is allowed to find.
We need to a imagine a fairer future post-COVID. Here are some philosophers with ideas about how.
A British literature scholar explains how philosopher John Locke's theory of selfhood will not help the pandemic recovery, if individuals fail to see themselves as interconnected.
Is there an essence of love? Is it ultimately about commitment? Philosophy can offer some answers.
If you are shipwrecked on a desert island with no hope of being rescued, you may not be morally obligated to stay alive.
Philosopher Peter Singer has helped launch a new, pseudonymous journal for the discussion of unpopular views. Will this be a boon for free inquiry, or a way for researchers to shirk responsibility?
A moral philosopher explains why the ethics of getting or refusing the COVID-19 vaccine are more complex than it might seem.
Though Renaissance concerns about 'borrowed flesh' might seem outlandish and out of date, they are surprisingly relevant to the modern surgical landscape.
The ethics of idleness have been debated for thousands of years.
When we think about ancient philosophers we tend to imagine old men as deep thinkers. Women too have helped shape modern thought.
Philosophy can help us see how some of the implicit beliefs we hold about work are mere myths. Success isn't always due to effort, and the idea some jobs are more shameful to have than others.
Every day, the internet fills up with more and more dead people while our ability to reanimate them grows. The dead are more robust and more vulnerable — and we’re not ready for any of this.
By letting machines recommend movies and decide whom to hire, humans are losing their unpredictable nature – and possibly the ability to make everyday judgments, as well.
If you still haven't seen this movie about a jazz pianist whose soul goes on a great adventure, it's about time you did.
On house arrest, Xavier de Maistre took a journey around his room where he discovered there was much to wonder at.
Get past the first 100 pages and you'll see that Joyce's style of writing mostly goes against what philosophers understand of the stream of consciousness.
There's no going back to normal after COVID-19, partly because our pre-pandemic world was anything but normal.
From failing to consider the costs of not locking down, to underestimating the role of dumb luck in a pandemic, here are some critical thinking mistakes not to repeat in 2021.
Quantum mechanics is strange. A philosopher explains just how strange, and what it means for reality.
Understanding our own limitations, and turning to hope, can help us deal with hardship.