Animal Behavior and Social Media

What can we learn about human online behavior by watching other species? Social interaction has the potential for both peace-making and aggression.

Climate Change, Inequality, and the Singularity

Technology is not a magical solution to all of the world's problems: We need to develop better ethical and political theories and build them into artificial intelligence.

Martyrdom: Worst Idea Ever

Martyrdom as an idea causes massive problems, on both the interpersonal and geopolitical levels.

Panpsychism and the Vale of Arve

Panpsychism upends traditional assumptions in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and ethics. The human person and the human mind are communal all the way down.

Mindfulness and Activism

The connection between mindfulness and activism.

Thoughts on Grof, Epilepsy, and Mysticism

The boundaries between neurological disorder and mystical experience cannot be mapped neatly.

Neil Gaiman and Process Philosophy

Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods provides a diversion, but possibly also some insight, into this fractious and upsetting time.