The Joys of Being a Stoic
Philosophy:Science and ancient Greeks agree—Stoicism increases well-being.
The Universe Knows Right from Wrong
Philosophy:A proponent of panpsychism argues moral truth is inherent in consciousness.
What’s Missing in Pandemic Models
Philosophy:Philosophy is needed to put the science of COVID-19 in perspective.
Consciousness Isn’t Self-Centered
Philosophy:Think of consciousness like spacetime—a fundamental field that’s everywhere.
It May Not Feel Like Anything To Be an Alien
Artificial Intelligence:Humans may have one thing that advanced aliens don’t—consciousness.
Philosophy Is a Public Service
Philosophy:I design thought experiments to provoke dialogue about who and what we want to become.
The Rainforest Is Teeming with Consciousness
Philosophy:Our fate turns on retiring our dualist view of nature.
The Ancient Rites That Gave Birth to Religion
Anthropology:Sacred beliefs likely arose out of prehistoric bonding and rituals.