Ideas

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Idea/Values & Beliefs

To be happier, focus on what’s within your control

Massimo Pigliucci

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Idea/Space Exploration

Space exploration is still the brightest hope-bringer we have

Earle Kyle

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Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence

Kate Fehlhaber

Idea/Fairness & Equality

Marriage should not come with any social benefits or privileges

Vicki Larson

Idea/Medicine

We need ecstasy and opioids in place of Prozac and Xanax

Marc Lewis & Shaun Shelly

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Idea/Values & Beliefs

How ‘The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám’ inspired Victorian hedonists

Roman Krznaric

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Idea/Ethics

Moral grandstanding: there’s a lot of it about, all of it bad

Justin Tosi & Brandon Warmke

Idea/Cultures & Languages

Stuck on one idea of truth or beauty? Rhizomes can help

Nicholas Tampio

Idea/Rituals & Celebrations

How to get your kicks in the hermit kingdom of North Korea

Laya Maheshwari

Idea/War & Conflict

Wars are not won by military genius or decisive battles

Cathal J Nolan

Idea/Medical Research

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer’s

Clayton Dalton

Idea/Astronomy

Dwarf planetary systems will transform the hunt for alien life

Amaury Triaud & Michaël Gillon

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Idea/Politics & Government

How Robert Nozick put a purple prose bomb under analytical philosophy

Brad Baranowski

Idea/Ethics

It is sometimes right to fight in an unjust war

Victor Tadros

Idea/Economics

When faced with so-called ‘progressive business’, stay skeptical

Christian O Christiansen

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Idea/Wellbeing

If money can make you happy, does debt make you sad?

Cassondra Batz

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Idea/Automation & Robotics

Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities

Ahmed Alkhateeb

Idea/History of Ideas

When philosophy needed Muslims, Jews and Christians alike

Peter Adamson

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Idea/Computing & Artificial Intelligence

Quantum cryptography is unbreakable. So is human ingenuity

Joshua Holden

Idea/Personality

Pigs, parrots and people: the problem of animal personality

Antone Martinho

Idea/Neuroscience

Why is the brain prone to florid forms of confabulation?

Jules Montague

Idea/Neuroscience

The brain-heart dialogue shows how racism hijacks perception

Manos Tsakiris

Idea/Internet & Communication

Should you feel sad about the demise of the handwritten letter?

Siobhan Phillips

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Idea/Ethics

Are human rights anything more than legal conventions?

John Tasioulas

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Idea/Illness & Disease

How a generation of consumptives defined 19th-century Romanticism

Michael Barrett

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Idea/Cognition & Intelligence

Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’

Abeba Birhane

Idea/Architecture & Landscape

Feelings are a better way to discuss architecture than concepts

Timothy Brittain-Catlin

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Idea/Anthropology

Eating people is wrong – but it’s also widespread and sacred

Ben Thomas

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Idea/History

A nation apologises for wrongdoing: is that a category mistake?

Danielle Celermajer

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Idea/Values & Beliefs

‘Free speech’ is a blunt instrument. Let’s break it up

Robert Simpson