Why do we crave the awful futures of apocalyptic fiction?
A happy life is built on pleasures such as sex and food, but also company and variety
How did the 20th century’s most glamorous intellectual friendship go wrong?
Teaching philosophy at school isn’t just good pedagogy – it helps to safeguard society
Aristotle was wrong and so are we: there are far more than five senses
When we look for aliens, why do we always find ourselves staring back?
Why Ancient Pacific mariners were the NASA scientists of their day
If soldiers act with unjust aggression they are as culpable as civilian criminals
Why we need to move empathy from personal emotion to collective moral concern
Western logic has held contradictions as false for centuries. Is that wrong?
Free speech is vital to human flourishing, but it’s in a decade-long slump
New realities are imminent: how VR reframes big questions in philosophy
From identity politics to medicine, the DNA revolution demands a new bioethics
Great news: pleasure is the purpose of life. Bad news: moderation is key
The information age traffics in speed. To adapt to it wisely, we must slow down
Psychiatry is due for a revolution in diagnosis and treatment through brain science
Finding alien life raises huge ethical questions. Finding we’re alone does, too
You messed up. You’re in trouble. But don’t worry, logical positivism can help
If we are what we do, how can we stay human in an era of automation?
Can the problem of induction save Anthony’s dismal dating life?
Music is marvellous, but not mysterious: an interview with Lydia Goehr
Chimeras and lightning: a radical perspective on the evolution of complex life
There’s a lot more to conversation than words. What really happens when we talk
Why do audiences thrill to the negative emotions of horror fiction?
Was there any before, before the Big Bang?
How the Stoic embrace of death can help us get a grip on life
How wonder – the linchpin of inspiration and inquiry – makes humans unique
Stephanie regrets passing up a great opportunity. Can modal realism help?