Can money cancel out rape and meat consumption?

An experiment in monetization

How free speech and open dialogue can help minorities

Richard Dawkins sitting on a chair with a bookshelf in the background.
Source: The Times

How insights from different moral philosophies can help us find common ground

Why we should avoid unverifiable moral claims

We should avoid magical thinking when discussing morality.

Why utilitarianism is not as demanding as you may think

Silas self-flagellating in the movie The Da Vinci Code

Why exploiting minorities is not utilitarian

Anna Xuan’s illustration of the short story “Those Who Walk Away From Omelas”, by Ursula K. Le Guin

Ariel Pontes

Secular-humanist, M.A. in analytic philosophy, volunteer at @YoungHumanIntl, blogger at Support me at

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store