Everybody wrestles with questions about ethics. Some of those questions are easy to figure out. Should I murder someone? No! But other questions are more difficult to answer. Examining Ethics doesn’t provide answers to these ethical dilemmas, but instead leaves listeners with tools and ideas from some of the biggest names in moral philosophy and ethics. Academic philosophy and ethics can sometimes be difficult to understand, and our accessible, open-minded content bridges the gap between scholars and everyone else.
A Different Way of Thinking about Trust with C. Thi Nguyen
Many of us rely heavily on our smartphones and computers. But does it make sense to say we “trust” them? On today’s episode of Examining Ethics, the philosopher C. Thi Nguyen explores the relationship of...
Kat Schrier: Using Games to Teach Ethics
If you don’t know much about gaming, it can be easy to dismiss video games as violent wastes of time or to think of board games as something you pull out when there’s nothing else...
Transparency is Surveillance: C. Thi Nguyen
Calls for increased transparency and oversight are common in public life. C. Thi Nguyen argues that transparency is a form of surveillance.
The Ethics of Giving with Shariq Siddiqui
Giving away money and resources is great, right? What harm could it do? Philanthropy expert Shariq Ahmed Siddiqui, who is a professor at the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, joins us to explain...
The Weight of Whiteness with Alison Bailey
Alison Bailey opens her new book, The Weight of Whiteness with an invitation to “wade slowly and mindfully into the weight of whiteness, and to attend to the ways white supremacy has misshapen our nation,...
Uncivil Disobedience with Candice Delmas
The last time philosopher Candice Delmas was on the show, we explored civil disobedience. On today’s episode, we’re discussing the uncivil side of disobedience. She explains that the very reasons that we might be obligated...
Fantastic podcast, and it so good that they decided to continue to make episodes. Also I don't know why another reviewer is saying there's man bashing because I haven't come across it on the podcast.
This podcast is a great entryway into the vast, complex and rewarding world of ethics.
Lots of man bashing. Boring.