Beautiful people really know how to catch a break.
In Orwell’s dystopian novel, the government uses Newspeak to control thoughts by controlling language. But thoughts do not require language.
For some people, there is only one thing to live for. They commit their entire being to that thing. They are dangerous.
People can lose their authentic selves when they don't honestly confront life's potential, according to the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard.
Do your kids a favor and give them the gift of philosophy this Christmas.
Role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons offer a valuable insight: Life is about shifting labels.
Washington believed that particular Thanksgiving in 1789 was a crucial occasion.
When we are more focused on the good things we enjoy in life, we have more to live for.
The belief that lying is rampant in the digital age just doesn’t match the data.
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
Winner takes all, losers die, and participants have no choice but to play.
Our moral attitudes about sex and drugs share a genetic basis, suggests a recent study that examined the attitudes of more than 5,000 twins.
There's more to miracles than turning water into wine.
It's better to pursue moral actions instead of the ephemeral state of happiness, according to the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Stoicism says that we should change what we can, endure what we must. The company we keep is something we can, and often should, change.
Jains believe that karma weighs the soul down. This can be overcome through extreme asceticism, in which one slowly withdraws from life.
People appear to have no qualms about sharing their locations, struggles, and relationships online.
Do right and wrong depend on culture, or does morality transcend place and time?
Some neurology experiments — such as growing miniature human brains and reanimating the brains of dead pigs — are getting weird. It's time to discuss ethics.
For the ancients, hospitality was an inviolable law enforced by gods and priests and anyone else with the power to make you pay dearly for mistreating a stranger.
The ethical debate over zoos is going to grow louder. There might be a solution that involves robots.
Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.
The wise, the old, and the experienced matter to a full and happy life.