Opinion | Socrates Wants You to Tidy Up, Too
What reading an ancient Greek dialogue can tell us about the Marie Kondo craze.
Particle Accelerator Reveals Ancient Greek Medical Text Beneath Religious Psalms on Parchment
If you’re a history buff, you might not know much particle physics. But the two fields share more in common...
Is Democracy Broken? What Plato Would Have Said About Trump and Brexit
First Brexit, then Trump. 2016 was not a good year for modern Western democracies. In 2018, the consequences of these...
Leading private school uses Greek philosophers to teach pupils how to spot 'fake news'
Brighton College will begin using Greek philosophers to teach students how to spot fake news on social media as it...
When I help you, I also help myself: on being a cosmopolitan
One of the axioms of modern morality is that there is an inevitable tension between altruism and selfishness. The more...
Opinion | Socrates in the Age of Trump
Reading the one in the age of the other reminds us of how our personal choices affect society.
What Plato knew about behavioural economics. (A lot)
How much did Plato know about behavioural economics and cognitive biases? Pretty much everything, it turns out
Massimo Pigliucci on Seneca’s Stoic philosophy of happiness
What makes a life worth living? Massimo Pigliucci introduces Seneca’s classic letter of Stoic philosophy, ‘On the Happy Life’
How Aristotle Created the Computer
The philosophers he influenced set the stage for the technological revolution that remade our world.
Today's Democracy: Amend It, Don't End It
There's reason to bewail the state of our current political system and culture of self-governance. But what are the broader...