Kids? Just say no
You don’t have to dislike children to see the harms done by having them. There is a moral case against procreation
The death of languages
Endangered languages have sentimental value, it's true, but are there good philosophical reasons to preserve them?
Is taxation theft?
The assumption that you own the contents of your pay-packet, although almost universal, is demonstrably confused
Change becomes you
Being the same person over time is not about holding on to every aspect of your current self but about changing purposefully
Psychedelics have a remarkable capacity to violate our ideas about ourselves. Is that why they make people better?
The limits of tolerance
A religious worldview cannot expect the same kinds of tolerance as racial, gender, or sexual identities. Here’s why
The sea was never blue
The Greek colour experience was made of movement and shimmer. Can we ever glimpse what they saw when gazing out to sea?
Bun or bump?
Does the mother contain the foetus or is it a part of her? On the metaphysics of pregnancy, and its ethical implications
Two people drive drunk at night: one kills a pedestrian, one doesn't. Does the unlucky killer deserve more blame or not?
The anger of Achilles
Homer’s warrior is no mere tragic human figure: fuelled by anger, he is at once a man of honour and a sword of the gods
I attend, therefore I am
You are only as strong as your powers of attention, and other uncomfortable truths about the self
Dissolving the ego
You don’t need drugs or a church for an ecstatic experience that helps transcend the self and connect to something bigger