23 episodes

Philosophical excursions into interesting, and often controversial, topics.

Micro-Digressions: A Philosophy Podcast Spencer Case

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Philosophical excursions into interesting, and often controversial, topics.

    Beauty, Ugliness and Morality: Some moral quandaries of art

    Beauty, Ugliness and Morality: Some moral quandaries of art

    Mary Beth ("no hyphen") Willard of Weber State University joins Spencer and his wife, May to discuss the relationship between beauty and moral goodness. They pay particular attention to the question of whether an artist's moral character can ever affect the aesthetic or moral qualities of his or her art. Subjects include Bill Cosby and the blues artist Louisiana Red .

    • 1 hr 37 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: Debating abortion

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Debating abortion

    Two guests, Nathan Nobis and Christopher Kaczor, join Spencer to discuss the ethics of abortion.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Dark Side of Morality

    The Dark Side of Morality

    Is there something bad about being too good? Might belief in objective morality distort our moral behavior? Marcus Arvan joins Spencer Case to discuss.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Discriminating for the greater good

    Discriminating for the greater good

    Stephen Kershnar joins Spencer Case to discuss the moral quandaries surrounding affirmative action and other forms of discrimination on the basis of race and gender.

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Religious and atheistic experience

    Religious and atheistic experience

    Many people claim to have experiences of God. Others have experiences that cause them to lose faith. What is the significance of these experiences? Chad McIntosh and Spencer Case discuss. 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: What's the Deal with Critical Race Theory?

    SPECIAL EPISODE: What's the Deal with Critical Race Theory?

    What is Critical Race Theory and why is it evil (if it is in fact evil)? Sam Hoadley-Brill and Oliver Traldi join Spencer Case to discuss the culture war controversy surrounding CRT. They discuss the proper way of defining CRT, the relationship between CRT and figures like Ibram X. Kendi and Robin DiAngelo, and the pros and cons of the anti-"CRT" bills. 

    • 1 hr 44 min

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