What does a moral life entail? How does one achieve it? AC Grayling looks at the classics of philosophy for the answers, and says that it is the striving for goodness and self-improvement itself that is the key to living well.
The acting director of the Writing Program at Boston University argues that cowardice can still be part of our ethical vocabulary, but that we must learn from history's mistaken identification of the traumatised as cowards.
Many philosophical theories try to evade the uncomfortable truth that luck and fate play a role in the conduct of our moral lives, argues philosopher Paul Russell. He chooses the best books on free will and responsibility.
Given the choice between allowing five people to die, and killing one person, what would you do? What is the utilitarian argument for vegetarianism? Should we be able to sell our kidneys? The philosopher suggests some answers.
The British philosopher tells us about virtue from Plato to the modern day, and says Jane Austen got it right when she wrote about passion
All our behaviour is determined not by what happens to us, but how we interpret what happens to us, says the pscyhologist and bestselling author. And we don't always tell ourselves the truth. Dorothy Rowe chooses the best books on lying.