Though Renaissance concerns about 'borrowed flesh' might seem outlandish and out of date, they are surprisingly relevant to the modern surgical landscape.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.
How we perceive what's going on in the periphery can reveal a lot about our conscious minds.
In his work, many heard freedom as espoused by contemporary Enlightenment philosophers, like Immanuel Kant.
Speculation has swirled over whom President Trump may pardon before leaving office. But why do presidents have the right to pardon, and how should it be used?
Though hypocrites seemingly relinquish their moral authority, the trial against Socrates shows us that our favoritism for public figures is stronger than our judgments of their hypocrisy.
Just because two events last a month does not mean they both last the same amount of time.
Driven by a desire to eliminate pain, some people have shockingly advocated taking the rest of nature with us.
How a series of spoof newspaper reports from America became the cradle of science fiction.