Changing the ‘psychological distance’ someone feels toward an issue can shift their attitudes in ways that might help people on opposite sides of an issue see more eye to eye.
You can donate to environmental charities and even purchase carbon offsets, but not having an additional child typically has a much greater impact.
Brain-computer interface devices have the potential to boost users’ autonomy, especially for people who experience paralysis. But that comes with risks, as well.
A private group chat of Jewish creatives was leaked because some were organising against pro-Palestinians. Was it ethical to do so?
New research shows that certain breeds tend to live longer than others, and this could help potential owners decide which companion is best for them.
Questions about how to ethically train different kinds of pets depend on the nature of those animals’ inner lives and their abilities to learn.
When it feels like so many people are in need of compassion, how do we decide where to direct it?
Sending human ashes and personal mementoes to the Moon is now possible, but it opens up a maze of legal and ethical conundrums.
Intellectual humility doesn’t mean anyone can change your mind, a philosopher writes – but it might mean learning from the ‘other side’ in surprising ways.
The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on how fragmented medical care can be. Relational, or person-centered, medicine is attempting to provide solutions.
Proportionality requires that lives of civilians on both sides of a conflict must be treated with the same degree of respect.
Sapolsky summarises the latest scientific research relevant to determinism: the idea that we’re causally ‘determined’ to act as we do and couldn’t possibly act any other way.
Stoicism isn’t just a set of ideas; it’s meant to be put into practice. The ancient philosophy is finding new fans through online communities.
How should opposing armies be commemorated on a battlefield? Gettysburg offers an especially interesting example of today’s debates over Confederate monuments.
Media companies should set up guidelines for how they are using AI.
We already have many of the tools to make this imagined world a reality.
The politics of delivering aid in war zones are messy, the ethics fraught and the logistics daunting. But getting everything right is essential − and in this instance could save many Gazans’ lives.
If you’ve decided to look for coffee that’s better for the earth or the people making it, you might need some help translating all the industry lingo.
States sometimes choose to pay for the release of their citizens held hostage abroad – but there could be profound, long-term costs involved.
AI poses a variety of ethical conundrums, but the NASA teams working on Mars rovers exemplify an ethic of care and human-robot teamwork that could act as a blueprint for AI’s future.