If you're committed to a belief, it's hard to let go. Psychology and philosophy provide different ways to think about how skeptics respond to counterevidence.
Technology has made many aspects of daily life much easier. So why do we still feel so overwhelmed?
Even if survival rates for very premature infants have improved, it’s dubious that there is a moral reason to lower the abortion limit.
How Roko's Basilisk, a 'terrifying' thought experiment, went to the Met Gala.
The lovers' diaries show how David Pinsent supported Ludwig Wittgenstein through his depression.
The bullshitter may do even more damage than the liar in politics.
Education systems around the world are increasingly recognising the value of local approaches to thinking, learning and being.
All the proofs in the world won't change a convinced flat earther's mind.
Let's get emotional about science. Not just to celebrate it, but because that's how to do it properly.
The most morally monstrous actions might work as deterrents but be unacceptable morally even to the most casual conscience.
It’s time to (do more than) talk about knowledge. Universities must take leadership in helping develop students capacity to recognise different kinds of knowledge and work flexibly.
Conspiracy theorists are commonly seen as fundamentally irrational, with an all-encompassing obsession. But new research suggests they may have quite different motivations, beliefs and attitudes.
An expert in trust assesses how it comes into play while finding a solution that avoids a hard border for Northern Ireland.
Humans have long been trying differentiate themselves from the rest of the biological world. Is it because we're superior, or just insecure?
Turkish painter Esref Armagan uses colour and perspective that he has never seen.
Survivor's guilt is arguably an instance of good character, an emotional expression.
Social and economic inequality is a serious threat to the sustainability of liberal democracy. It cannot be addressed by declaring that identity claims are democratically suspect.
Individually rational actions can lead to collectively undesirable outcomes. Rethinking our individual moral obligations as forming part of a collective pattern of action can lead to positive change.
Technology isn't value-neutral. Unless we understand the ethical assumptions behind our technology, we can't trust the solutions it offers.
Too often, we automatically dismiss ideas with unsettling implications. We need to focus on evidence, and on ordinary fairness and compassion towards others.