50 episodes

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.

Examining Ethics The Prindle Institute for Ethics

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 94 Ratings

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.

    Robin Zheng: Roles and Responsibilities

    Robin Zheng: Roles and Responsibilities

    We’re facing some pretty big problems these days. And whether they’re things like climate change, racism or poverty, these problems are all bigger than we are as individuals. So big, in fact, it can be...

    • 26 min
    Phantom Patterns and Online Misinformation with Megan Fritts

    Phantom Patterns and Online Misinformation with Megan Fritts

    We take in massive amounts of information on a daily basis. Our brains use something called pattern-recognition to try and sort through and make sense of this information. My guest today, the philosopher Megan Fritts,...

    • 27 min
    Climate Change is Unjust War: Kyle Fruh and Marcus Hedahl

    Climate Change is Unjust War: Kyle Fruh and Marcus Hedahl

    Most of us probably think of war as violent conflict between countries. There are aggressors and victims, and it’s essentially a battle between groups of people. My guests today, Kyle Fruh and Marcus Hedahl, complicate...

    • 30 min
    Reconsidering Reparations with Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

    Reconsidering Reparations with Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

    Reparations and climate change might at first glance seem unrelated. My guest Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò argues that they are inextricably linked, and that racial justice cannot happen without climate justice. Contact us at examiningethics@gmail.com. For the...

    • 29 min
    Why Moral Psychology is Disturbing: Regina Rini

    Why Moral Psychology is Disturbing: Regina Rini

    Regina Rini holds the Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition at York University and she joins us today to discuss why we might be disturbed when we learn about the role...

    • 31 min
    Joshua Greene and Moral Tribes

    Joshua Greene and Moral Tribes

    On this episode of the podcast, we're joined by the neuroscientist Joshua Greene, who describes how morality works amongst groups of people.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

ersmed ,

A ‘new’ Philosophy Podcast you should listen to,

I tend to keep 5-8 philosophy podcast in my ‘rotation’. This one is a new addition and I love the length and content. Perhaps if you only have time for 1 podcast you could do better, but if you have time for a couple Philosophy podcasts, you should include this one.

Chesstiger139 ,

THIS PODCAST IS GREAT.

This podcast will have you running to your thinking chair! The subjects discussed are ones that we should all be having with friends and family.

Grab a nice hot cup of tea and have a seat in your favorite thinking chair. Be ready to go outside of the box.

Lego Brian ,

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