How did humans come to feel empathy and other moral intuitions? What's the origin of that nagging little voice that we call our conscience?
Technology keeps us constantly stimulated. What do we lose when we no longer have nothing to do?
When politicians fail to look beyond the next election — or even the latest tweet — they are neglecting the rights of future generations.
How do unaware things become aware?
Every year, 20,000 aspiring writers applying to MFA programs at colleges and universities across the United States. What exactly do they seek to learn?
The great Enlightenment impresario Denis Diderot was once a pornographer, pamphleteer and prisoner.
Some argue that bringing children into a decaying world is immoral.
Elizabeth Anderson thinks we’ve misunderstood the basis of a free and fair society.
Recent student efforts to break free of the colonial dogma embedded in standard education there have now turned to math. Some academics are wary.
The notion of genius as a capability a person can possess has come under attack recently in several ways.Pxhere / Public DomainOnce…
How the large tech corporations turned "digital wellness" into a Goopified trend that gives them a new way to market themselves.
If an individual's brain destructs or disintegrates for any reason, and technology subsequently allows the brain to be rebuilt exactly from either the same or different component parts, is the original consciousness of the individual preserved?
A working guide to the repair of rust, dust, cracks and corrupted code in our cities, our homes and our social relations.
Small and easy to overlook, the light switch is a highly charged interface between individuals and technological systems.
Does it matter whether our pleasures are spiritual or carnal, intellectual or stupid? Or are all pleasures pretty much the same?
Our hopes of deliverance from bias are transferred onto algorithmic decision-making systems, which have been broadly implemented across contemporary societies, ostensibly in hopes of making employment, financial, legal and other decisions fairer.
Why some people choose to do evil remains a puzzle, but are we starting to understand how this behavior is triggered?
"I am dynamite!" Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." Nietzsche, more than any other contemporary thinker, grappled with the draw and the danger of a fiery blaze.
Aztec moral philosophy has profound differences from the Greek tradition, not least its acceptance that nobody is perfect.
Thought eugenics died with the Nazis? Think again: the eugenic program of sterilizing the "unfit" continues even today.
That's our best stuff for today. Great job! Read more