June 2017

The Philanthropist’s Paradox

By | June 24th, 2017|Philosophy|

Many people interested in effective charity worry about whether it’s better to give now or invest and give later. I’ve realised there is an additional […]

March 2017

What Philosophy Should, But Won’t, Learn From Silicon Valley

By | March 16th, 2017|General, Personal, Philosophy|

We publish philosophy like hardware even though we write it like software.

Word count: 1,203

(update, 19/03/2017: I notice this has now been picked up on reddit in […]

May 2016

If you had a billion pounds and an urge to maximise world happiness, what should you do?

By | May 5th, 2016|Happiness research, Philosophy|

What should a billionaire do to maximise human happiness?

Reading time: 11-14 minutes

[Note to reader. This is a draft 5,000-word essay that […]

January 2016

Can We Make The World Happier? If So, How?

By | January 26th, 2016|Philosophy|

[Note to reader: this is a 2,000 word philosophy essay, rather than a easy-read blog post. It’s a work in progress, and comments very welcome]

Reading time: […]

October 2015

How can we pursue happiness if we don’t know what it is?

By | October 21st, 2015|Happiness research, Philosophy|

Everyone wants to be happy, don’t they? Aristotle thought it was the goal of life. The Declaration of Independence states we have an alienable right to […]

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