Why does God allow suffering?
The Jewish view of consciousness is not of homeostasis but of dynamism, conflict and change. Each moment we choose whether to be selfish or kind, impulsive or reflective.
What is the interplay between the things that make us human and the things that make us superhuman?
Morality-as-cooperation is pushing researchers in moral psychology to think more rigorously about the evolutionary background and specific processes that might give rise to moral sentiments.
As Jews begin to prepare for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and a new season of “The Good Place” starts soon, what lessons can the show teach us for 5780?
Our social emotions, like anger, compassion, guilt and gratitude, are really designed to help us solve the Tragedy of the Commons.
We choose not to eat meat, but would our wedding guests feel uncomfortable with us pushing this choice on them?
Why are morality, religious experience, and love topics that are often perceived as being beyond the scope of science?
Once we have set down a certain path, human nature makes it increasingly difficult to reverse course.
Instead of writing off the enemy as evil animals who are motivated by greed or mental illness, an anthropologist actually tries to understand where ISIS is coming from, so as to better interpret their motives.