Examining Ethics

Synopsis

An ethics podcast hosted by The Prindle Institute for Ethics

Episodes

  • 42: Is It Possible to Be Too Good?

    42: Is It Possible to Be Too Good?

    29/01/2020 Duration: 36min

    Is it possible to be too good? Is it possible that thinking about morality could cause clinical levels of emotional and mental distress? On today’s show (hi, it’s been a while!), Christiane talks to two... The post 42: Is It Possible to Be Too Good? appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • I Owe You an Explanation…

    I Owe You an Explanation…

    30/09/2019 Duration: 05min

    Examining Ethics normally comes out on the last Wednesday of every month…except for the last few months. Christiane explains why, and also gives you an exclusive sneak peek of what we’ve been working on here... The post I Owe You an Explanation… appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 41: Ethics Education with Thomas Wartenberg and Chris Robichaud

    41: Ethics Education with Thomas Wartenberg and Chris Robichaud

    26/06/2019 Duration: 20min

    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... The post 41: Ethics Education with Thomas Wartenberg and Chris Robichaud appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 40: Morality Scaled Up with Joshua Greene

    40: Morality Scaled Up with Joshua Greene

    29/05/2019 Duration: 27min

    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... The post 40: Morality Scaled Up with Joshua Greene appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 39: The Authentic Encounter with Beth Benedix

    39: The Authentic Encounter with Beth Benedix

    24/04/2019 Duration: 28min

    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... The post 39: The Authentic Encounter with Beth Benedix appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 38: A Story about Telling a Story (about Telling a Story) with Beth Benedix

    38: A Story about Telling a Story (about Telling a Story) with Beth Benedix

    27/03/2019 Duration: 29min

    Humans are captivated by stories. Stories draw people in–they take raw facts and infuse them with meaning and significance. But is it acceptable to take the facts of someone’s life and turn them into an entertaining... The post 38: A Story about Telling a Story (about Telling a Story) with Beth Benedix appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 37: Pushing Back on Epistemic Pushback with Alison Bailey

    37: Pushing Back on Epistemic Pushback with Alison Bailey

    27/02/2019 Duration: 27min

    If a professor told you about pushback from their students, you might assume that their students are complaining about having too much homework, or that the assigned reading is boring. The philosopher Alison Bailey says that... The post 37: Pushing Back on Epistemic Pushback with Alison Bailey appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 36: Facing the Synthetic Age with Christopher Preston

    36: Facing the Synthetic Age with Christopher Preston

    30/01/2019 Duration: 28min

    We’re in an age known as the Anthropocene, an era in which humans have been the dominant force on earth. We’ve impacted the climate, we’ve shaped the land and in recent years, we’ve made changes... The post 36: Facing the Synthetic Age with Christopher Preston appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 35: Finite Responsibility and Infinite Hope with Joel Reynolds

    35: Finite Responsibility and Infinite Hope with Joel Reynolds

    26/12/2018 Duration: 25min

    Caring for other people can be difficult. Whether it’s your own children, your parent, or a friend, care work is emotionally complicated and can be physically messy and uncomfortable. Today’s guest, the philosopher Joel Reynolds,... The post 35: Finite Responsibility and Infinite Hope with Joel Reynolds appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 34: Roles and Responsibilities with Robin Zheng

    34: Roles and Responsibilities with Robin Zheng

    28/11/2018 Duration: 26min

    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... The post 34: Roles and Responsibilities with Robin Zheng appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 33: Identity Matters: Standpoint Epistemology with Briana Toole

    33: Identity Matters: Standpoint Epistemology with Briana Toole

    31/10/2018 Duration: 24min

    How do we obtain knowledge? Is it a purely objective, abstract process that has nothing to do with identity? Or does who we are, and where we sit on the social spectrum matter when it comes... The post 33: Identity Matters: Standpoint Epistemology with Briana Toole appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 32: Busting Myths about Banning Books with Emily J. Knox

    32: Busting Myths about Banning Books with Emily J. Knox

    26/09/2018 Duration: 31min

    It’s Banned Books Week, and so on today’s show, we’re looking at some of the unquestioned assumptions that tend to go hand-in-hand with the idea of banned books. A lot of people assume that book... The post 32: Busting Myths about Banning Books with Emily J. Knox appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 31: Exploring Intellectual Property Rights with Adam Moore

    31: Exploring Intellectual Property Rights with Adam Moore

    27/06/2018 Duration: 24min

    We all interact with intellectual property on a daily basis, and you probably already have some general idea of what intellectual property is and why it might be an important thing to think about. But... The post 31: Exploring Intellectual Property Rights with Adam Moore appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 30: Learning from History with Elizabeth Anderson

    30: Learning from History with Elizabeth Anderson

    30/05/2018 Duration: 29min

    Slavery is immoral. There’s no debate about it these days. But Americans didn’t always think that way. The morality of slavery was a hotly contested issue in the 18th and 19th centuries. So how did... The post 30: Learning from History with Elizabeth Anderson appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • The Ethics of Privacy Online with Andy Cullison

    The Ethics of Privacy Online with Andy Cullison

    24/05/2018 Duration: 14min

    We’ve long considered privacy on the internet to be a privilege we can freely give up, at no harm to ourselves. But in light of the recent Cambridge Analytic scandal, that perspective is beginning to... The post The Ethics of Privacy Online with Andy Cullison appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 29: A Dungeon Crawl Through Moral Alignments

    29: A Dungeon Crawl Through Moral Alignments

    25/04/2018 Duration: 23min

    Can necromancers be good people? Can dragons be feminist care ethicists? Why are we asking? In this episode, producer Eleanor Price asks resident ethics expert (and fellow role-playing game enthusiast) Andy Cullison about the moral... The post 29: A Dungeon Crawl Through Moral Alignments appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 28: Philosophy and #MeToo with Emily McWilliams

    28: Philosophy and #MeToo with Emily McWilliams

    28/03/2018 Duration: 27min

    In late 2017, women’s stories of sexual assault, abuse and harassment took the center stage on social media with the hashtag MeToo. But this isn’t the first time people have shared these stories–tales of these... The post 28: Philosophy and #MeToo with Emily McWilliams appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 27: Perceiving Morality with Preston Werner

    27: Perceiving Morality with Preston Werner

    28/02/2018 Duration: 26min

    Can you see goodness with your eyes or feel immorality in your heart? The philosopher Preston Werner thinks so. He defends an idea called moral perception, which means that just like you are able to... The post 27: Perceiving Morality with Preston Werner appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • Forgiveness and More: Bonus Material with Myisha Cherry

    Forgiveness and More: Bonus Material with Myisha Cherry

    16/02/2018 Duration: 08min

    In Episode 26, producer Christiane Wisehart spoke to philosopher Myisha Cherry about her work on forgiveness and moral exemplars (people who exemplify excellent forgiveness practices — for better or for worse). They had a great... The post Forgiveness and More: Bonus Material with Myisha Cherry appeared first on Examining Ethics.

  • 26: Forgiveness and Moral Exemplars with Myisha Cherry

    26: Forgiveness and Moral Exemplars with Myisha Cherry

    31/01/2018 Duration: 21min

    Forgiveness is a big, complicated topic. We often see stories about forgiveness play out in the media, and it probably plays a large role in our personal lives as well. That’s why we wanted to... The post 26: Forgiveness and Moral Exemplars with Myisha Cherry appeared first on Examining Ethics.

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