Co-host of The Morality of Everyday Things, Co-Founder of Stasher and Forbes 30u30.
In this episode, Jake and Ant explore what it means to be a bad person, briefly revisit the distinction between good/bad and right/wrong and discuss in some more depth why they specifically chose Facebook for this question (rather than BP or Goldman Sachs or Google) and some of the harms and goods it facilitates. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/moedt/message
In this episode, Jake and Ant consider whether the consumption of meat and specifically the production and slaughter of animals to that end is immoral. This includes an exploration of the moral differences between different animals (humans included) and a consideration of whether the crux of the issue lies in the suffering and death involved in production or rather in the specific act of consuming the flesh of another creature. Following this, there's a consideration of the indirect effects of eating meat as part of the wider system of industrial meat farming, including the environmental impact of the industry, poor treatment of workers and the impact on propogating the spread of viruses. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/moedt/message
In this episode, Jake and Ant consider how and why we segregate sports and, ultimately, what the point of sports might be? This includes an exploration of current issues of segregating by sex, given difficulty determining how to include trans atheletes and those with DSD such as Caster Semenya - who recently lost a court ruling on the matter. There are many other forms of segregation that happen in sport, such as weight classes. nOrYTbuWCoat9wql6CEW --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/moedt/message
In this episode, Jake and Ant consider the circumstances where restricting personal freedoms in the interest of public health may be morally justified. This includes an exploration of whether this is a truly unique circumstances, versus issues like national security, what moral frameworks are most appropriate and the classic balancing of the moral calculus. We'll address questions such as: what's the value of a human life? How should we spread benefits and harms across society and, of course, what might Kant have to say about all this? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/moedt/message
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jul 29th, 1993
Location
City of London, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
8
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
5 hours, 44 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 570450