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What's missing in [many] discussions on politics, ethics, religion and society, [mostly] focussed on South Africa. Hosted by Jacques Rousseau and Greg Andrews.

What's missing in [many] discussions on politics, ethics, religion and society, [mostly] focussed on South Africa. Hosted by Jacques Rousseau and Greg Andrews.
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United States

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What's missing in [many] discussions on politics, ethics, religion and society, [mostly] focussed on South Africa. Hosted by Jacques Rousseau and Greg Andrews.

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English


Episodes

On patriotism

4/16/2019
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Greg and Jacques talk about patriotism, and whether there are ever good reasons to be patriotic.

Duration:00:28:09

White privilege, part 3

4/9/2019
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In the final segment on white privilege, we talk about how to deal with people on the street asking for money, and whether quotas in sport are a good idea. Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

Duration:00:33:27

White privilege, part 2

4/2/2019
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In the second segment on white privilege, we talk about whether white people have additional responsibilities in terms of dealing with historical injustice. Related links: Greg, on the complexities of charity when giving to people on the street. Eusebius McKaiser and Jacques talk about whether white South Africans have a greater duty to call out […]

Duration:00:25:31

White privilege, part 1

3/25/2019
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Greg and Jacques talk about white privilege, and whether guilt is a) necessary and b) necessarily crippling.

Duration:00:33:55

Antinatalism – is having children [always] immoral?

3/19/2019
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Greg and Jacques explore the topic of antinatalism - the philosophical position that having children is immoral - with reference to Prof. David Benatar's book "Better to Never Have Been".

Duration:00:35:47

On being an idiot, and [maybe] how not to be one.

3/12/2019
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Greg asks Jacques how a person might know if they are an idiot, and your hosts go on to discuss facts vs. feelings, the value of empathy, and the limitations [and strengths] of reason. Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0)

Duration:00:25:57

South Africa’s National Elections 2019 – who could we vote for? South Africa's National Elections 2019 - who could we vote for?

3/5/2019
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Greg and Jacques talk about which parties we could consider voting for in South Africa’s upcoming National Elections (May 8), the merits of spoiling your ballot, and whether voting should be compulsory.

Duration:00:22:57

Vegetarianism and [our] moral hypocrisy. Vegetarianism and [our] moral hypocrisy.

2/26/2019
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In our first [real] episode, we talk about how to reconcile the fact that while we both think of ourselves as morally principled people, and also believe that we should be vegetarians, we are somehow still eating non-human animals.

Duration:00:24:38

Teaser

2/15/2019
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Introducing the podcast, your hosts, and what they hope to accomplish with Square Brackets.

Duration:00:04:46