Toby Ord

We Have the Power to Destroy Ourselves Without the Wisdom to Ensure That We Don't

(2020, SMA)

Most of the people affected by the decisions are people in future generations, people who don't exist yet but will benefit or suffer under the effects of these choices.

Seana Moran

Is Personal Life Purpose Replacing Shared Worldview as Youths Increasingly Individuate?

(2019, SMA)

With many young people withdrawing from society of too complex institutions and competing worldviews, education may help by connecting knowledge with student's personal goals and understanding of reality?

Linda Thunström and Shiri Noy

The value of thoughts and prayers

(2019, SMA)

There is no market for thoughts and prayers conducted on behalf of others but their values may be assessed by willingness to pay (WTP), a measure that captures the net monetary value of perceived costs and benefits.

Nick Hughes

Do we matter in the cosmos?

(2017, GA)

Are we insignificant in the Cosmos or we just mixing up value with control and power?

Peter Richerson et al.


(2016, SP)

If cultural transmission constitute an inheritance system that can evolve in a Darwinian fashion, then culture-led gene-culture coevolution may have favored genes that encourage group advantageous behavior.

David Benatar

‘We Are Creatures That Should Not Exist’: The Theory of Anti-Natalism

(2015, GA)

It is wrong to have children: life is filled with suffering, humans are a deeply flawed and a destructive species.

Anders Dræby Sørensen

The paradox of modern suffering

(2010, SMA)

The levels of existential suffering and mental distress in developed Western countries have not decreased in line with this political, economic, and social development.

Tatjana Schnell

The Sources of Meaning and Meaning in Life Questionnaire (SoMe)

(2009, SP)

26 sources of meaning in life in modern Western societies.

Angela L. Duckworth et al.

Grit. Perseverance and Passion for Long Term Goals

(2007, SP)

Grit may be as essential as talent to high accomplishments. 

Michelle Maiese, Heidi Burgess

Limits of Rationality in Decision Making

(2005, GA)

Conflicts that are relatively intangible are those rooted in the dynamics of history, religion, culture, and values.

Mariana Mazzucato

Takers and Makers: Who are the Real Value Creators?

(2019, GA)

The definition of value is always as much about politics, and about particular views on how society ought to be constructed, as it is about narrowly defined economics.

Julie Reshe

Depressive realism

(2020, GA)

What if both my need to be happy and the demand of psychotherapy to heal depression are based on the same illusion?

Cody Delistraty

The happiness ruse

(2019, GA)

The dark side of relentless pursuit of happiness in contemporary Anglo-American psychology and culture. 

Eugene McCarraher


(2019, GA)

Capitalist (mis)enchantment and (post)Christian values.

Jeremy D. W. Clifton et al.

Primal world beliefs

(2018, SP)

26 simple and fundamental goal-oriented beliefs about the overall character of the world.

Alain de Botton

The Importance of Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs

(2019, GA)

A simple and clear introduction to Maslow's famous hierarchy of human needs: physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.

Bence Nanay

Catching desires

(2019, GA)

Beliefs are part of a coherent system, but desires don't so it is hard for us to prevent ourselves from "catching a desire" from other people.

Kevin Warwick

Homo Technologicus: Threat or Opportunity?

(2016, GA)

When an individual’s consciousness is based on a part human part technological nervous system/brain, in particular when they exhibit enhanced consciousness, will they hold to the values of Homo technologicus and regard Homo sapiens in a Nietschian way, i.e., how humans presently regard cows or chimpanzees?

Joshua Knobe

Is Morality Relative?

(2016, SMA)

The more people have the capacity to truly engage with other perspectives, the more they seem to turn toward moral relativism.

Norman Schultz

Distinguishing Facts from Values

(2003, GA)

Factual debates and value conflicts demand the use of a different set of experts and different kinds of resources.