Articles by David Edmonds
David Edmonds / November 13, 2020
When artificial intelligence began beating the world’s greatest players, a chess grandmaster devised his own way to give human ingenuity an upper hand against the machine. The result, however, was...
David Edmonds / October 18, 2018
Computers can now easily beat grandmasters. But as the World Chess Championship approaches, fans still want to see flawed humans battling out. David Edmonds investigates why
David Edmonds / February 16, 2017
Sharing in other people's woe might seem the right thing to do, but it can lead us to make bad decisions
David Edmonds / July 17, 2014
Derek Parfit and Janet Radcliffe-Richards believe that philosophy should guide behaviour. Their marriage shows that it can
Athletes are using more performance-enhancing technology than ever. But how much is too much?
Interest in “trolleyology”—a way of studying moral quandaries—has taken off in recent years. Some philosophers say it sheds useful light on human behaviour, others see it as a pointless...
How Labour kingmaker Jon Cruddas held off the BNP
Armenia excels at chess. Its top player now has a shot at becoming world champion. How did this tiny country become a giant at the game?
A cornucopia of drugs will soon be on sale to improve everything from our memories to our trust in others