The great philosopher, renowned for his ferocious attacks on scientific and political dogmatism, could be quite dogmatic
The more science and technology dominate our culture, the more we need the humanities
A science writer, in the afterglow of a one-week silent retreat, still has lingering doubts about Buddhism
Something weird happens to a skeptical science writer during a week of meditation, chanting and skygazing
The visionary physicist, whose ideas remain influential, sought spiritual as well as scientific illumination
Psychedelics have psychological and spiritual benefits, as a new best seller claims, but they’re far from a panacea
A connoisseur of science, math and philosophy takes on the really big questions
Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder claims desire for beauty and other subjective biases have led physicists astray
Americans objecting to U.S. detainment of children at borders should also protest killing of kids overseas
Ulysses doesn’t solve the hard problem, but it conveys with unsurpassed vividness what it feels like to be human.
Quantum theorist John Wheeler’s “it from bit” hypothesis anticipated ongoing speculation that consciousness is fundamental to reality
By renouncing military contracts, Google could catalyze a much-needed discussion about how the U.S. and other nations can move beyond militarism
The philosopher’s great work Tractatus is perhaps “a blank canvas” on which we project what we want to see.
The philosopher's greatest work, Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, only makes sense in the light of mysticism
Dyson’s principle of maximum diversity says that without hardship and suffering, life would be too dull
A sleepy philosopher inspires thoughts on how consciousness could endure forever
One reporter emphasizes the promise of an experimental treatment, another the peril
Analysis of drug research identifies causes of declining returns, like the "better than the Beatles" problem, and a possible solution, "Dead Drugs Officers"
Economists show increased research efforts are yielding decreasing returns
The president has the deal-making skills to end war between nations once and for all