8 episodes

Two soldier-philosophers discuss war, ethics, and why philosophy matters outside the wire, with world-leading scholars at Oxford.

Homo Furens: A Podcast About War & Society Michael Robillard and Bob Underwood

    • Philosophy

Two soldier-philosophers discuss war, ethics, and why philosophy matters outside the wire, with world-leading scholars at Oxford.

    Dr. Michael Robillard: Soldier-Philosopher

    Dr. Michael Robillard: Soldier-Philosopher

    In this episode, Mike and Bob dicuss, in detail, Mike's unique soldier story, his experience as a veteran in society, and his thoughts on the morally problematic elements of present-day military recruitment,

    • 37 min
    LTC Bob Underwood, Soldier-Philosopher

    LTC Bob Underwood, Soldier-Philosopher

    In this episode, Mike and Bob dicuss, in detail, Bob's background as a soldier, his experience in combat, his unique path to philosophy at Oxford, and his current research on joint action and war.
     

    • 23 min
    Jonathan Parry and Legitimate Authority

    Jonathan Parry and Legitimate Authority

    In this episode, we talk to moral and political philosopher, Dr. Jonathan Parry (University of Birmingham) about the just war concept of 'legitimate authority', and the moral legitimacy of state and non-state actors to wage war.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    War, Art, and the Soldier Experience with MAJ (ret.) Nicholas Utzig

    War, Art, and the Soldier Experience with MAJ (ret.) Nicholas Utzig

    In this episode we talk to two-tour veteran and Harvard Literature PhD candidate, MAJ (ret) Nick Utzig, about WWII playwright Morris Evans and the parallels he sees between Evans' work and the experiences of today's soldiers and veterans. 
     
     

    • 44 min
    Jeff McCausland and Future Strategic Challenges

    Jeff McCausland and Future Strategic Challenges

    In this eposide, we interview COL (ret.) Jeff McCausland, former Dean of the U.S. Army War College and visiting professor of International Security at Dickinson College. We talk to Jeff about what sees as some of the major emerging challenges to U.S. military strategic thinking for the 21st century.

    • 42 min
    Just War Theory With Ian Fishback

    Just War Theory With Ian Fishback

    We interview SF MAJ (ret.) Ian Fishback, 4 tour U.S. Army veteran and one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people 2006. We talk to Ian about his combat experience and how it informs his philosophical views and scholarship with respect to the ethics of war.
     
     
     

    • 52 min

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