Are you considering recording your religion as Jedi, heavy metal or climate-concerned on census day? Before you do, consider why the census asks the religion question and the value of the data for society.
Professor Fabienne Peter from Warwick’s Department of Philosophy considers how experts have returned to favour in the UK now the world is in the midst of a crisis.
Professor Nick Chater considers if we really need to follow rules and what would happen if we all ignored them all.
What can the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), tell us about today’s trends for January health commitments and resolutions? Dr David Woods explores his thoughts on teetotalism and vegetarianism.
Is it ethical for GPs to prescibe social activities to lonely people? Two moral philosophers ask not just whether the consequences of an initiative are acceptable, but also whether the initiative respects and honours people as people.
Why do we insist on making New Year's resolutions? On the face of it, there is something intrinsically futile about them, isn't there? Dr John Michael discusses a few strategies to keep you on the straight and narrow.
When the ghosts of Christmas visit Ebenezer Scrooge, he is treated to three very real visions - the past, the present and the future. A Christmas Carol delivers the lesson of goodwill through one of the first fictional imaginings of time travel, but, did Dickens ever consider that it might also highlight how we should think about time itself?