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The Philosophists - Declan & Simon - look to inject some philosophy into your day. So if you're looking for meaning, morality, or just a bit of mayhem then tune in. This project may or not succeed, but what's the worst that could happen? Listen & find out!

The Philosophists - Declan & Simon - look to inject some philosophy into your day. So if you're looking for meaning, morality, or just a bit of mayhem then tune in. This project may or not succeed, but what's the worst that could happen? Listen & find out!

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United States

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The Philosophists - Declan & Simon - look to inject some philosophy into your day. So if you're looking for meaning, morality, or just a bit of mayhem then tune in. This project may or not succeed, but what's the worst that could happen? Listen & find out!

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 4 - Beyond Cockroach Ethics - Part 2 (Virtue Ethics, Trolley Problems and Inaction)

11/8/2021
Back in episode two, we covered Utilitarianism and Deontology and promised to return with an episode covering Virtue Ethics. Well, wanting to do the moral thing, we fulfil that promise here. The episode opens up with Simon invoking the famous philosophical conundrum of the Trolley Problem. We also discuss the distinction between action and inaction, if any, before diving into the ethical system that has been with us for over two thousand years - Virtue Ethics. Hopefully, you have enough of...

Duration:00:28:00

Ep 3 -- LP -- Corrupting The Youth (Philosophy For Children with Daniel McCrea)

8/12/2021
Well... Let's not quite call it corrupting. Let's call it teaching. And, in this episode, we are delighted to welcome Daniel McCrea as our special guest, who takes us on an exciting journey through the world of teaching philosophy to children. Main Talking Points About Daniel McCrea Daniel is the creator of www.philosophyshortcourse.com, a FREE resources website for Irish philosophy teachers and the event "GADFLY". He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and regularly teaches philosophy...

Duration:01:28:59

Ep 2 - Beyond Cockroach Ethics - Part 1 (Utilitarianism vs Deontology)

7/5/2021
What can a cockroach teach us about ethics? Well, in this episode we attempt to find out as we talk our way through two of the most widely accepted ethical systems - Utilitarianism and Deontology. While scuttling around, we'll meet the great Immanuel Kant (well, not literally) and see how his ethical ideas can get you out of a sticky situation. Is morality a numbers game or just a bunch of rules? Decide for yourself after hearing us out. Just one thing to note - this is the first part of a...

Duration:00:27:37

Ep 1 - Feeling Bad About Doing Good

4/5/2021
In this episode, Declan and Simon ask - should you feel bad about doing "good"? "What?!" you may ask. But have you ever asked yourself if you should give almost all your money to charity? And, if you don't then how you should approach the question of whether you should do more? Is every one of your pleasures condemned to be a guilty pleasure? Cosmic Skeptic's video asking if Should You Sell All Your Possessions? kickstarted our discussion. And we think you'll enjoy where our discussion took...

Duration:00:32:04