People often ask "What should I do?" when faced with an ethical problem. Aristotle urges us to ask "What kind of person should I be?"
In "The Secret Life of Secrets", Michael Slepian explores how holding secrets affects our relationships, psychology, and well-being.
Prison is an unreliable method of punishment. Let's do better.
Polarization or misunderstanding?
Sometimes breaking a rule is the ethical thing to do.
Suppose that fetuses are persons. Since pregnant people are too, how should conflicts between them be settled?
One form of domestic abuse involves a parent breaking their child’s connection with the other parent.
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
Aristotle's ancient virtues play a vital role in today's war.
And debate over it started soon after.
A team of scientists has warned that marketers seek to advertise in our dreams. Will our sleep be commercialized against our wishes?
People believe that slow and deliberative thinking is inherently superior to fast and intuitive thinking. The truth is more complicated.
What responsibility do social media companies like Twitter have to free speech? It depends on whether they are "landlords" or "publishers."
Some question the ethics of sanctions aimed at cancelling Russian art and culture and punishing ordinary citizens.
There is strong evidence that invertebrates are sentient beings.
Moral dilemmas reveal the limitations of ethical principles. Oddly, the most principled belief system might not have any principles at all.
Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
Will all robots think like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg?
Not only that, but AI learns what type of faces we like.
In some Asian countries, what's in your blood may influence your social status.
The attitude we take to Will Smith's slap will mirror our attitudes to violence, masculinity, and protecting others more generally.
Chimpanzees are able to consider the context of social interactions and can accept unfavorable outcomes — sometimes.