Bust of Socrates in the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland.

Corrupting the Youth

In 399 B.C., accused by Meletus, Anytus and Lycon, Socrates was charged with the crimes of impiety against the gods of Athens and corruption of the youth. A…

English afternoon tea in York, England.

Perpetual Peace

More than 200 years ago in the year of 1795, the German philosopher Immanual Kant published Toward Perpetual Peace. In it, Kant, along with 6 preliminary articles that described…

Wandering around in the market in Marrakech, Morocco.

External World

What do hands do? For one English philosopher, George Edward Moore, hands are a living proof of the external world. Moore: Proof of an External World Before any…

At the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England.

Compassion, Kindness and Knowledge

The more you know of a particular topic, of academic or of trade, not only the more you understand how little you do know in that particular topic,…

Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss at the Louvre in Paris, France.

Egoism and Conflicting Interests

Egoism, whether in its descriptive or normative forms, suggests that our self-regarding, best interest is, and ought to be, the only reason for action. Over the years, however,…

On top of the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italia.

God, Morality and Benevolence

Questions of right and wrong, and of good and bad, have puzzled humanity for ages. All these moral questions however seem only relevant for those in a diverse…

Gazing at the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italia.

WannaCry and the Hardware Perspective

Infecting more than 250,000 computers, in 116 countries, was not an easy feat, and to have accomplished such in merely days, there we have the worst ransomware outbreak…

Trekking along the Church Green in Witney, England.

Free will, moral responsibility and quantum mechanics

One quirk of quantum mechanics is that, in the realm of elementary particles, things are probabilistic. Knowing that our mind and body are made of these elementary particles,…

Overlooking the Roman Forum on the Palatine Hill in Rome, Italia.

Protect Our History

There is no shortage of news these days on how machine learning is improving our daily lives, from helping identify skin cancer to bringing us a retail store…

Looking out the Adriatic Sea in Ulcinj, Montenegro.

Computer with a Mind

The Chinese room argument by John Searle in 1980 suggested that, in contrast to the previously proposed Turing Test by Alan Turing in 1950, it is the ability…

The Old Man and the Street in Lisboa, Portugal.

The World and You

What if everyone in the world is just like you? What you like and don’t like about says a lot about you.

A lovely, sunny morning in the Hyde Park in London, England.

Informed and Reasoned Democracy

June 23, 2016 marked the day that the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a referendum, the Brexit as it is called. Countless debates and…