Jonny Thomson taught philosophy in Oxford for more than a decade before turning to writing full-time. He’s a staff writer at Big Think, where he writes about philosophy, theology, psychology, and occasionally other subjects when he dares step out of his lane. His first book, Mini Philosophy, is an award-winning, international bestseller, and has been translated into 20 languages. His second book, Mini Big Ideas, was published in 2023.
Milgram's experiment is rightly famous, but does it show what we think it does?
Why saying, "I don't know," might be the best thing you can do.
Hippocrates overturned conventional wisdom and invented modern medicine.
Diogenes was no doubt odd, but Cynicism might just help our overcrowded lives.
Is working from home the ultimate liberation or the first step toward an even unhappier "new normal"?
What's the difference between brainwashing and rehabilitation?
If you ask your maps app to find "restaurants that aren't McDonald's," you won't like the result.
Many people believe that in the face of profound evil, they would have the courage to speak up. It might be harder than we think.
Once a book is published, who gets to interpret it? Us or the author?
Using urinals, psychological collages, and animated furniture to shock us into reality.
Think of the nicest person you know. The person who would fit into any group configuration, who no one can dislike, or who makes a room warmer and happier just […]
Are we enslaved by the finer things in life?
Democritus also did not believe in free will but was still known as the "laughing philosopher."