Defamiliarization is a common tool in the arts. Here we learn how seeing things from a different angle can lead to billion-dollar success.
Effective altruism isn’t just for the rich. Philosopher Peter Singer shares how we can all be better at doing “good.”
Will you die when your body dies?
The world is facing many crises, and we should look to natural interdependence and ancient wisdom as we explore science for solutions.
"Conceptual isolation" offers an agreeable solution.
Cosmology is unlike other sciences. When our view of the Universe changes, so does our understanding of philosophy and science itself.
If you feel like you're missing out on something bigger, you might be feeling saṃvega.
A relatively new interpretation of quantum mechanics asks us to reimagine the process of science itself.
Looking at our planet with post-Copernican eyes has the power to change how we relate to it and each other.
The One Ring has its own agency and sentience — and it opens up a wonderful philosophy of things beyond our comprehension.
Philosopher Lee McIntyre discusses the dangers of disinformation, how such falsehoods spread, and what we can do about it.
Is true equality achievable — or even desirable? Go on a journey through the strange and unsettling "Land of Justice."
A new book envisions an encounter of minds between the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, the physicist Werner Heisenberg, and the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Art isn't a side note in human history; it's the main text.
Do you really need a monstrous upbringing to make monsters?
Be more like Goldilocks.
Life in the supremely vast cosmos is incredibly rare. We need a new vision for our living planet and for ourselves.
If you see life as only a source of suffering and misery, why bring anyone else into that? This belief, called anti-natalism, is on the rise.
According to bushido, your life is of secondary importance to key virtues, like honor, loyalty, and justice.
Despite the vast number of planets in the Universe, Earth's specific evolutionary history guarantees that its life forms — including humans — are utterly unique.
It's time to bring "friendship love" back.