The tree of knowledge is not an apple or an oak but a banyan
Cognitive dissonance helps old dogs with their new tricks
The crisis of expertise
Models are always imperfect, and the ones we choose greatly shape our experience
Philosophy tool kit
The slow professor can dish out a more nutritious education
Barbara Seeber & Maggie Berg
‘What’s going on?’ How seeking meaning is futile in the Coen Brothers’ universe
Why children ask ‘Why?’ and what makes a good explanation
‘I could not but wonder at it’: history’s first glimpses into the microbial world
Teaching philosophy at school isn’t just good pedagogy – it helps to safeguard society
Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills
Final decision? Why the brain keeps on changing its mind
Stephen M Fleming
On vagueness, or, when is a heap of sand not a heap of sand?
Aristotle was wrong and so are we: there are far more than five senses
Showing off is easy to condemn, but is it always bad?
The examined life
Why panpsychism fails to solve the mystery of consciousness
Overvaluing confidence, we’ve forgotten the power of humility
Could the weirdest solution to the problem of nuclear waste also be the best?
Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind
Physics is on the verge of an Earth-shattering discovery
Can the problem of induction save Anthony’s dismal dating life?
Is great philosophy, by its nature, difficult and obscure?
When the truth hurts
Rock of ages
BBC producer John Lloyd argues against the cult of knowledge and information