- The Stone at the New York Times. “The Stone features the writing of contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless.” (NYT)
- The Ethicist at the New York Times. A column that deals with ethical quandaries written by philosopher, Kwame Anthony Appiah.
- Philosopher Laurie Paul’s research on transformative experiences is discussed in the New York Times.
- Research by philosopher Shawn Nichols and psychologist Nina Strohminger suggests that our sense of personal identity has more to do with the consistency of a person’s moral character than with their having intact or stable autonoetic memory.
- Should Your Driverless Car Kill You? A contemporary instantiation of the classic Trolly Problem. See also here and here. Should informed consent play a role? Eric Schwitzgebel of UC Riverside argues that as an issue in applied ethics, public opinion should be considered.
- A recent study shows that depressive symptoms improve when therapists employ “Socratic questioning”.
Writings on the value of the Humanities and Liberal Arts