The Ring of Gyges

Before H.G. Wells' Invisible Man and J.R.R. Tolkien's One Ring, there was the Ring of Gyges: a mythical artifact that turned the wearer invisible. Would such anonymity turn you into a law-breaking monster, or does morality extend beyond the fear of judgement and punishment? From Plato to modern psychology, Stuff to Blow Your Mind explores...

The Ring of Gyges

Image Credit: One of the first X-ray photographs, taken by the German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen in 1896, showing a human hand with a ring. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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