Is it ever acceptable to criticize a protester’s methods? We discuss the ethics of protest by exploring the story of the Freeman Field Mutiny.
What are achievements and how should we talk about them? Philosopher Gwen Bradford discusses the ethics of achievement on this episode of Examining Ethics.
What are the ethics of skepticism? We turn skepticism inside out and upside down with philosopher Barry Lam and geologist Jeane Pope.
We're discussing the ethics of voting in this special election day episode of Examining Ethics. Listen to experts and everyday people's thoughts on voting.
We're exploring the ethics of incarceration by uncovering the gripping story of the first women's prison in the United States.
On today’s episode, we have one major question for philosopher Seth Lazar: is it ever acceptable to kill civilians in war? As with all good questions in philosophy, it turned out to be a lot more complicated than we initially thought.
We're exploring ethics and immigration by looking at the story of a group of Hoosiers who helped Japanese American students escape internment camps.
Poet Tarfia Faizullah joins us to discuss the ethics of poetry and her new book, Seam. Friend of the podcast and poet Joe Heithaus interviews Tarfia.
This is a story of a failed transportation project that bankrupted the state of Indiana 200 years ago. We uncover the human suffering this canal system causes and the moral questions it raises.
On this episode of Examining Ethics, we interview David Benatar and David Wasserman, the authors of Debating Procreation: Is It Wrong to Reproduce?
In this episode, we discuss the ethics of having children and more with philosophers Samantha Brennan and Sarah Hannan, the editors of Permissible Progeny: The Morality of Procreation and Parenting.
Comedian, actress and tap dancer, Maysoon Zayid joins us to discuss the ethics of comedy, discrimination, and General Hospital.
What role should white people play in fighting against racial injustice? We discuss this with legendary scholar Peggy McIntosh and philosopher Alison Bailey.
Is it possible for animals to be moral? Philosopher Mark Rowlands challenges the idea that animals have no capacity for morality. He argues that not only do animals have emotions, those emotions can motivate them to make moral decisions.
Many of the biggest issues in ethics come down to a dispute between individuals and groups. We discuss how best to balance competing needs first with Lori Gruen and then with Martin Wilkinson.
How do big systems impact our daily lives? On today's show, we interview the ethicist Rebecca Gordon about her book Mainstreaming Torture. We also talk to philosopher Robin Zheng about her work on racialized sexual preferences.