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Metaphysical myth busting – the cowardice of ‘post-truth’

The failure of post-truthers to engage with metaphysics is a sign of cowardice.


Ethics Explainer: Moral Absolutism

Is it okay to ever tell a lie? A moral absolutist says no, regardless of the consequences.


Confirmation bias: ignoring the facts we don’t fancy

Confirmation bias says we aren’t as intellectual, rational or measured as we think.


Ethical dilemma: how important is the truth?

Dr Matt Beard considers the importance of telling the truth, even when it will cause harm.


Risky business: lockout laws, sharks, and media bias

Reactive public policy is more about unconscious bias than grounded in substantiated evidence.


Ethical dilemma: how important is the truth?

Dr Matt Beard considers the importance of telling the truth, even when it will cause harm.


Risky business: lockout laws, sharks, and media bias

Reactive public policy is more about unconscious bias than grounded in substantiated evidence.


The Ethics of Truth

Psychology, philosophy and linguistics can reveal our role in creating a post-truth world.


Australia Day and #changethedate – a tale of two truths

The #changethedate movement has become a contest between two accounts of history.


Ethics Explainer: Authenticity

To behave authentically means to behave in a way that responds to the world as it truly is.


Who’s your daddy?

“Discrepant paternity" has become a rallying point for parts of the fathers’ rights movement.


‘Hear no evil’ – how typical corporate communication leaves out the ethics

When do corporate communications leave little room for the ethics of truth?


In the court of public opinion, consistency matters most

There is nothing the public hates more than a hypocrite, even if he’s telling the truth.


Ethics Explainer: Ad Hominem Fallacy

What happens when someone attacks you instead of the argument you’re making.


Between frenzy and despair: navigating our new political era

Whatever your views, you won’t survive the new era if you don’t know what you believe in.


Ethics Explainer: Ad Hominem Fallacy

What happens when someone attacks you instead of the argument you’re making.


Between frenzy and despair: navigating our new political era

Whatever your views, you won’t survive the new era if you don’t know what you believe in.