Steven Pinker Has His Reasons
The psychologist unpacks rationality and denies being a guru to the capitalist elite.
Ian and the Limits of Rationality
A student at the edge of reason.
Are We Cut Out for Universal Morality?
If objective ethical values exist, we’ll have to give up tribalism to realize them.
Our Most Effective Weapon Is Imagination
Why science changes everything.
The Joys of Being a Stoic
Science and ancient Greeks agree—Stoicism increases well-being.
The Universe Knows Right from Wrong
A proponent of panpsychism argues moral truth is inherent in consciousness.
What’s Missing in Pandemic Models
Philosophy is needed to put the science of COVID-19 in perspective.
Consciousness Isn’t Self-Centered
Think of consciousness like spacetime—a fundamental field that’s everywhere.
It May Not Feel Like Anything To Be an Alien
Humans may have one thing that advanced aliens don’t—consciousness.
Philosophy Is a Public Service
I design thought experiments to provoke dialogue about who and what we want to become.