philosophy

Robot Rights

Giving Robots Human Rights Could Stop Them Destroying Us

A European Parliament idea to give sophisticated robots a form of "electronic personhood" has been criticized, but it could save us all.
Tom Whyman
1.19.17
THE ENVIRONMENT

How Can We Overcome Our Laziness and Save the Planet?

A philosophical guide to averting the destruction of Mother Nature.
Tom Whyman
1.16.17
Stuff

Which Philosophy Can Best Explain 2016?

And maybe give us some hope for the future.
Tom Whyman
12.27.16
Stuff

I Did a Gong Bath to See If It's a Better Way to Chill Than Gorging on Netflix

TV binging is apparently not a good way to relax, so I got a guy to bang a symbol over my head instead.
Sam Wolfson
12.6.16
Culture

A Philosopher Explains What Aristotle and Co Thought About Getting High

According to modern-day philosopher Dr Matthew Beard, moderation, not abstinence is the way to transcendence.
Matthew Beard
7.21.16
Sex

How to Know When You're Masturbating Too Much

A historian, a doctor, and a sex therapist talk about what we talk about when we talk about masturbation.
Drew Millard
7.12.16
Interviews

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number: Old People Give Us Life Lessons

How has life changed over the last century? We visited the homes of the people who lived through it all and asked them what we can learn.
Milly McMahon
5.5.16
Drugs

We Asked a Philosopher Whether It’s OK to Take Drugs

What would John Stewart Mill say about weed? Are psychedelics OK if they expand your mind? And are drugs morally a bad thing? We asked an expert.
Amber Roberts
1.27.16
Stuff

Why Do Hunters Think It's Cool to Kill Lions?

"When I kill an animal, I feel a lot of remorse. I'll always walk up to the animal, give it a pat, and say thank you."
Julian Morgans
8.7.15
Stuff

The Perfect Moral Storm: Philosophers Respond to the Impending Anthropogenic Apocalypse

How do you love a planet while it disappears? What obligation do we have to a generation that hasn't been born yet?
Ava Kofman
6.1.15
Stuff

What Does It Feel Like to Kill Someone?

The stories of four people who directly caused someone else's death in one way or another.
VICE Staff
2.17.15
News

Your Destiny Is Controlled by Your Need to Piss

Your bladder situation dictates how much you believe in free will.
Joel Golby
11.13.14
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