Cult film The Matrix was released 20 years ago this month. From Plato to Baudrillard, the film explored philosophical dilemmas we are still wrestling with today.
Climate change is an emergency which will hurt the planet's most vulnerable people – the only irrational response is cool detachment.
Researchers get their first glimpse into what happens in the brain when we consciously relinquish control over our actions and go with the flow.
And it needs to wholeheartedly attack the foundations of western philosophy.
A new look at ancient texts allows for a pivotal perspective on the role of a certain Greek woman.
Climate change will hit young people hardest, yet they cannot access the democratic processes that adults take for granted.
International standards ban publication of research that involves any biological material from executed prisoners, that lacks human research ethics committee approval and that lacks consent of donors.
Bacon helped usher in the scientific revolution. If we're serious about combatting global warming, we should follow his example.
The Australian premiere of La Passion de Simone uses multiple voices to tell a story about philosopher Simone Weil. But the work lacks the emotional drama of its subject's life.
Our birth is one of the all-important bookends of our lives and affects so much of what comes later – so why don't we think about it more?
City planners and politicians have pitched carbon emission reduction as an individual choice but this leads to green gentrification and fails to make broad changes. We need a new guiding philosophy.
Our obsession with busyness is about managing relationships – not just time.
What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the "gilets jaunes" have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.
As part of a new strategy to combat loneliness GPs will be able to prescribe social activities. But is this ethical?
A resonance theory of consciousness suggests that the way all matter vibrates, and the tendency for those vibrations to sync up, might be a way to answer the so-called 'hard problem' of consciousness.
During First World War, the rhetoric of chivalry counteracted the inhumanity of the conflict in sometimes surprising ways.
Frankenstein might look like fantasy to modern eyes, but to its author and original readers there was nothing fantastic about it.
A new study provides fascinating data on how people prioritise who to save in hypothetical driverless car crashes. But it takes more than just numbers to really create ethical machines.
In the sense understood by François Jullien, the Chinese "thought language" allows us to change our view of Europe.
Some careful reasoning shows that comparing abortion with contract murder equates two acts that are far from obviously morally equivalent.