The end of tolerance
Zac Alstin | 7 Oct 2011
The illusion that moral diversity is a viable social strategy is at its last gasp.
Cold comfort for penguin lovers
Zac Alstin | 16 Sep 2011
The fate of a real-life Happy Feet tells us a lot about our relationship with innocent animals.
Falling in love with love
Zac Alstin | 3 Sep 2011
“We just drifted apart” is the most common reason for contemporary divorce. Is that a good enough reason?
Britain's deadbeatest Dad
Zac Alstin | 19 Aug 2011
He’s 34 years old, has 15 children, 13 lovers and no job. What Jamie Cumming’s serial polygamy tells us about the state of the family in Britain.
The religious atheist
Zac Alstin | 30 Jun 2011
The anti-religious atheist is the inspired prophet of a new religious movement.
Asylum seekers: a considered proposal
Zac Alstin | 24 Jun 2011
Australia must find a compassionate and reasonable way to respond to boat people.
Was bin Laden a criminal, a soldier or a pirate?
Zac Alstin | 7 Jun 2011
Was it really necessary to wage war on the Taliban to rid the world of al-Qaeda's leader?
I plank, therefore I am
Zac Alstin | 25 May 2011
A philosopher reflects on the craze for “planking” in the strangest places.
Have we evolved to argue?
Zac Alstin | 17 May 2011
Forget about truth. The reason we can reason is to win arguments, say evolutionary psychologists.
A streetcar named moral confusion
Zac Alstin | 10 May 2011
Don't be taken in by a hypothetical problem meant to impress beginners.