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Examining Ethics

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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.

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41: Ethics Education with Thomas Wartenberg and Chris Robichaud
We often take for granted the active process of learning about ethics and morality, so today’s show focuses on the source of ethics education: the educators themselves. We hear from two superstar teachers: Chris Robichaud is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School with an interest in creating moral simulations for education, and Thomas Wartenberg is the creator of the Teaching Children Philosophy program and website. Both share their ideas on learning philosophy and ethics, fiction, and more. Contact us at examiningethics@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @ExaminingEthics. Follow us on Instagram @examiningethicspodcast. You can also find us on Facebook. For the episode’s transcript, click here. Shownotes Thomas WartenbergTeaching Children Philosophy – a website that provides modules and courses for teaching kids philosophy through picture booksBig Ideas for Little Kids – Tom’s bookChris RobichaudChris’s TwitterChris’s TedTalk on moral simulations Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for designing our logo. “Lahaina” by Blue Dot SessionsFrom sessions.blueCC BY-NC 4.0 To contact us, email examiningethics@gmail.com. The post 41: Ethics Education with Thomas Wartenberg and Chris Robichaud appeared first on Examining Ethics.
40: Morality Scaled Up with Joshua Greene
We often discuss individual morality and ethics on the show–how people should or should not behave on an interpersonal level. But what about groups of people? How should they make sense of their competing value systems? On this month’s episode, we’re talking to Joshua Greene, who has an idea about how groups–what he calls modern tribes–should get along. He thinks people should develop something he calls a metamorality. And for him, the best contender for this metamorality is utilitarianism. He also describes how our brains make moral decisions–and why this matters when we’re thinking about morality amongst groups of people. Contact us at examiningethics@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @ExaminingEthics. Follow us on Instagram @examiningethicspodcast. You can also find us on Facebook. For the episode transcript, click here. Show Notes: Joshua GreeneMoral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and ThemHis work on moral cognition, or how our brains process moral decisionsThe Trolley ProblemChristiane thinks that if you are not squeamish, you should watch The Good Place’s take on the trolley problem. But we’re not going to link it because it’s gory.Garrett Hardin’s Tragedy of the CommonsJohn Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham and UtilitarianismCare ethics Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Featured image, “Village de Bourgogne” is by Jeanne Menjoulet and can be found here. “Thannoid” (1 minute variation) by Blue Dot SessionsFrom sessions.blueCC BY-NC 4.0Inamorata” by Blue Dot SessionsFrom sessions.blueCC BY-NC 4.0 To contact us, email examiningethics@gmail.com. The post 40: Morality Scaled Up with Joshua Greene appeared first on Examining Ethics.
39: The Authentic Encounter with Beth Benedix
Beth Benedix is a professor of religious studies, world literature and community engagement and in her book Ghost Writer (A Story about Telling a Story), she explores the ethics of narrative. We covered some of the ethical issues of storytelling in episode 38. Today, we’re going to dive into a sort of parallel topic: the ethics of encounter. Beth’s book is a story about telling a story, but it’s also a story about encounters: Joe Koenig’s brushes with death, his experience of the Holocaust; Beth’s meetings with Joe; and Beth’s repeated encounters with Joe’s taped testimony. We’ll also discuss my encounter with this work. These encounters are important to draw out, because they highlight the ways in which our behavior, our lives are not isolated practices in perfection. Our encounters with each other and with the stories we tell are going to affect the way we think through ethics. Contact us at examiningethics@gmail.com. Follow us on Twitter @ExaminingEthics. Follow us on Instagram @examiningethicspodcast. You can also find us on Facebook. For the episode transcript, click here. Show Notes: Beth Benedix Beth is a professor, scholar and writer, but she also runs an amazing organization called Castle Arts Ghost Writer: A Story about Telling a Holocaust Story More information about the ghetto Joseph Koenig (Koenigheit) lived in with his father Theodore in Częstochowa, Poland Paul Celan, “Speak, You Also”Elizabeth Anderson on episode 30Care ethicsTim O’Brien, The Things They CarriedFlashbackHolocaust MuseumWhite supremacist attack on the Holocaust Museum Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. “Kalsted” (variation) by Blue Dot SessionsFrom sessions.blueCC BY-NC 4.0“Soothe” (variation) by Blue Dot SessionsFrom sessions.blueCC BY-NC 4.0“Cloudline” by Blue Dot SessionsFrom sessions.blueCC BY-NC 4.0 To contact us, email examiningethics@gmail.com. The post 39: The Authentic Encounter with Beth Benedix appeared first on Examining Ethics.
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Started
Aug 18th, 2015
Latest Episode
Jun 26th, 2019
Release Period
Monthly
No. of Episodes
49
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
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