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Does moral outrage increase the will to kill?
Is it a fallacy to seek human ‘uniqueness’ despite our obvious continuity with the rest of life?
Is it time for a global tax based on intense monitoring of our personal energy footprint?
Can plants learn?
Will we ever be able to enhance intelligence by engineering our genes?
Should we follow Simone de Beauvoir’s example and commit ourselves to political action?
Do you think it would be possible to have a mind without a body?
Kees de Vos
Do Yacob and Amo deserve to be members of the Enlightenment’s pantheon?
Would you be willing to consume less if you knew it helped others?
How can diversity in philosophy be encouraged?
How has climate affected your view of history?
Is cold medicine’s next frontier?
Do you boycott any companies or corporations, if so why?
How would the discovery of alien life affect the way you think about the world?
Is the citizen-science movement good for science overall?
Why should we be willing to take creative licence with gender in children’s literature?
Have you had any notable wins, or losses, facing down bullshit at work?
How would the discovery of extraterrestrial life change your view of morality?
Should we abandon the nuclear family in favour of alloparenting?
Are there human rights independent of law?
Where do you find solitude?
Is it time to resurrect the best ideas of Sigmund Freud?
What thing or process best symbolises the Anthropocene?
What alternatives are there to Chomsky’s notion of a language instinct?
Should our political system take the future – and everyone who inhabits it – into account?
What is an example of an exaggeration or falsehood advanced on the side of a good cause?
How can we distinguish reliable sources of knowledge from counterfeit?
Is there a limit to what we are capable of understanding?
Is infanticide the worst of all possible crimes?
Has the intense focus on climate change harmed other parts of the environmental movement?
What is the appeal of being part of an older nation?
What is your favourite act of daredevilry?
Many technological innovations emerge from military research and development. Does this trouble you?
What will it take to engineer consciousness?
How can governments today better know the minds of their citizens?
Is artistic contemplation a form of productive mind-wandering?
Has the Bible influenced how you see the Holy Land?
Is ‘Know thyself!’ bad advice?
Is ‘collapse’ a useful way of looking at history?
Why should we read Gandhi today?
Can you really change your life with 22 sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy?
Is it appropriate to use science to investigate metaphysics, and vice versa?
Is sexual desire inherently objectifying?
Philosopher Ad Absurdum
Should we view chronic diseases of the West through the lens of lifestyle?
Is it immoral to have children?
Do Western cultures need to change their attitudes towards elders?
Md Raihan Hoshen
Is it better to be humble or self-confident?
Do we always need to relive pain to heal traumas of the past?
Is the merger of human and machine just techno-hype – or is it already happening?
Which sense do you trust most?