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
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...
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,...
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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For the...
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...
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.
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.
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.