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.
What are the qualities that humans consider perfection in terms of physical fitness, beauty and spirituality?
Underneath all that irreverence and fart jokes is a comeback of sentimentality.
First, cut yourself some slack, you beautiful bastard.
Pet dogs often have a peaceful death that forestalls protracted suffering and pain. Why can't we do the same for humans?
"The present looms too large, and the long, long future... doesn't carry the weight it really should."
As we envision a new era of regenerative medicine, sci-fi-esque scenarios are raising thorny ethical issues. Just how far is society willing to go to solve the shortage crisis?
You're set up to fail, and admitting that is the first step to a good relationship for years to come.
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