How to Listen to Scientific Experts 

It is more important than ever that we understand how scientists translate their technical understanding into something actionable for the public.

Sadly, there can be no right to be heard

Non-interference from the government isn’t enough to guarantee free speech, but it’s still the best we can do.

Discipline and Educate

The problem with higher education is deeper than the withdrawal of support under neoliberal regimes, it is the role education plays in maintaining the ideology of meritocracy.

The 4 Possible Futures of Automation

Can all jobs be automated? When we think about the question in its most abstract form, we are forced to question assumptions about labor and ourselves.

Is Veganism Racist?

A powerful and prevalent critique of veganism is the idea that it, its methods, or its impact are racist. But does the critique work?

Don’t Read Harry Frankfurt’s “On Bullshit”

Harry Frankfurt's essay "On Bullshit" isn't actually very good.

Who to Vote For

A different type of voter guide

Open Relationships are for Everybody

When I discuss open relationships with people, after initial uneasiness, I usually hear some variation of “I don’t have any problem with open relationships as a concept. It just isn’t for me.” I want to show why that is wrong. Open relationships are for everybody.

What Philosophers Mean by ‘Clear’

The words ‘clear’ and ‘unclear’ are the primary descriptive and evaluative adjectives in our philosophical discourse. They can be used in almost any context. Yet philosophers don't really know what it means.