Its effect is to stall conversations about anti-Black racism and instead either pretend that all lives do matter, or talk about everybody’s lives all at once—whether or not particular groups are...
Ryan Shorthouse / July 1, 2020
We are not so powerful as we think in shaping our own or others’ lives. Brute luck is just as important
The man was revered among his 20th century contemporaries as a god, and worked alongside Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein. Why has history forgotten him?
If coronavirus presents medics with a stark ethical choice, which considerations should determine their course of action?
Although he died at 26, Ramsey was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century
Ray Monk / April 3, 2020
The strange story of how a man who Bertrand Russell and the Bloomsbury Group looked on as a god ended up almost completely forgotten
Julian Baggini / March 20, 2020
The ethics of who lives and dies is one of the most sensitive and important problems raised by the current crisis
Self-preservation is a basic human instinct. But in a world centered around individual survival, we mustn't forget who suffers most
The philosopher answers Prospect's Brief Encounter questions, and tells us why he'd time travel to Germany in the 1920s