Chesley Bonestell, “The Exploration of Mars” (1953), oil on board, 143/8 x 28 inches, gift of William Estler, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Reproduced courtesy of Bonestell LLC.

Socrates Untenured

Scratch the surface of nearly any science and technology issue and you find questions that humans have been grappling with for millennia. From ethics to epistemology, the philosophical dimensions of science and technology are often overlooked. The articles in this section, formerly known as "Philosopher's Corner," rectify that oversight by exploring the philosophical dilemmas of censorship, algorithms, gene editing, and much more.