Leibnizian optimism in the secular West
Life when optimism is unconscionable
How philosophy might save the planet
Aging is necessary for existence
How torture undermines reason
Interventionism or isolationism
When social instincts come undone
Moral convictions unite us amid quarantine
Abandon freedoms, focus on duties to society
Rejecting Heidegger's nihilism
The philosophy of our fascination with disaster
How being afraid of death is making some people less ethical
The precautionary principle can save lives
Judith Butler on the ethics of interdependence
Our fascination with evil and why it makes sense.
The political significance of the destruction of the dead
Religion reasonably puts the relation between the individual and the collective at its core
What is the good in a multicultural global world?
It depends when, where and in what way
It's context specific and can go out-of-date
You won’t believe the answer!
Do embryos have legal rights? In Alabama they do.
The answer depends on what you think of politics.
Our obsession with productivity works against us.
Asceticism has been a way of expressing philosophical and religious beliefs – and for good reason
Prayer helps even if you don't believe in God
Rather than an individual experience, boredom can be a philosophical key to understanding modern life
A philosopher of peerless conviction, whose work dared to make sense of 'this deeply puzzling world'
Even the most heinous crimes demand that we respect a person's moral agency
Mattering is a more urgent concept than meaning