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Join the director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics for thought provoking discussions with other experts on all things ethics. We'll feature discussions on topics ranging from theoretical questions about the nature of morality to practical ethics questions that arise in every day life.

Join the director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics for thought provoking discussions with other experts on all things ethics. We'll feature discussions on topics ranging from theoretical questions about the nature of morality to practical ethics questions that arise in every day life.
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Join the director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics for thought provoking discussions with other experts on all things ethics. We'll feature discussions on topics ranging from theoretical questions about the nature of morality to practical ethics questions that arise in every day life.

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English


Episodes

41: Ethics Education with Thomas Wartenberg and Chris Robichaud

6/25/2019
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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.

Duration:00:20:01

40: Morality Scaled Up with Joshua Greene

5/29/2019
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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.

Duration:00:27:43

39: The Authentic Encounter with Beth Benedix

4/23/2019
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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.

Duration:00:28:29

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

3/27/2019
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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.

Duration:00:29:18

37: Pushing Back on Epistemic Pushback with Alison Bailey

2/27/2019
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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.

Duration:00:27:09

36: Facing the Synthetic Age with Christopher Preston

1/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:28:11

35: Finite Responsibility and Infinite Hope with Joel Reynolds

12/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:15

34: Roles and Responsibilities with Robin Zheng

11/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:26:21

33: Identity Matters: Standpoint Epistemology with Briana Toole

10/31/2018
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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.

Duration:00:24:22

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

9/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:31:20

31: Exploring Intellectual Property Rights with Adam Moore

6/27/2018
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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.

Duration:00:24:17

30: Learning from History with Elizabeth Anderson

5/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:59

The Ethics of Privacy Online with Andy Cullison

5/24/2018
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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.

Duration:00:13:59

29: A Dungeon Crawl Through Moral Alignments

4/25/2018
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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.

Duration:00:23:25

28: Philosophy and #MeToo with Emily McWilliams

3/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:27:53

27: Perceiving Morality with Preston Werner

2/28/2018
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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.

Duration:00:26:49

Forgiveness and More: Bonus Material with Myisha Cherry

2/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:08:04

26: Forgiveness and Moral Exemplars with Myisha Cherry

1/31/2018
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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.

Duration:00:21:57

25: What’s the Deal with Philosophers?

12/27/2017
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We’re talking about the culture and quirks of the world of moral philosophy on this episode. Specifically, we’re asking questions about the parts of the field of ethics and philosophy that confuse us the most.... The post 25: What’s the Deal with Philosophers? appeared first on Examining Ethics.

Duration:00:27:46

24: The Art of Listening with Krista Tippett

11/29/2017
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Deep, meaningful conversations require active listeners. It’s obvious that part of what makes a good discussion is listening. But as it turns out, being an ethical listener requires effort. Krista Tippett joins us to share... The post 24: The Art of Listening with Krista Tippett appeared first on Examining Ethics.

Duration:00:21:59