Public Ethics Radio
By Christian Barry and Matt Peterson
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Public Ethics Radio features scholars and thinkers who engage with ethics in public life. Each show connects vibrant debates in philosophy with real-world politics, on issues such as military intervention, international trade, and political corruption. Hosted by Christian Barry and produced by Matt Peterson, Public Ethics Radio is a production of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.
||CleanEpisode 25. Anna Stilz on Occupancy Rights||One of the tragic side-effects of the civil war in Syria is that it has produced a mass migration of refugees and other displaced populations. For some, it isn’t even the first time they’ve had to abandon home: The U.N. recently reported that||16 9 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24. Arash Abizadeh on Immigration||The irony of immigration policy is that most of its targets—all the people outside a given state’s borders—have no say in it. Yet border regimes play a critical role in determining individuals’ life chances. Real democracy, says Arash Abizadeh||22 6 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23. Kim Ferzan on Preventive Justice||How can the state protect us from harms that haven’t happened yet? It may be clear that a terrorist or sex offender, for instance, intends to cause harm long before he has actually committed acts of violence. We could try to convict him in criminal||27 4 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22. Corey Brettschneider on Hate Speech||How should states deal with hate speech? The American approach is to protect even the most vile speech. In other liberal democracies, especially in Europe, hate speech is more restricted, and permitting unconstrained speech is seen as a failure to respect||25 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21. Jon Quong on Self-Defense||In thinking about the rules of war, the trend in contemporary political philosophy has been to start from individual conduct and scale up. War is just many instances of individual self-defense, so the rules about individual self-defense will frame the pri||26 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20. Garrett Cullity on Climate Change||There is very little any given individual can do to address climate change. How, then, can individuals have a duty to act on carbon emissions? Our guest today, Garrett Cullity, sees a paradox here. He sees a problem drawing a line from collective responsi||4 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19. Stuart Green on Property Law||The claim that illegal downloading is stealing has been a mainstay of the entertainment industry’s campaign against music, movie and software piracy. But especially among young people, this idea doesn’t hold much sway. Downloading an illicit M||3 6 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18. Prakash Sethi on Apple’s Labor Standards [FIXED]||[UPDATE: Reposted to fix audio problems] For a famously perfectionist company, the labor standards at Apple’s Chinese factories leave much to be desired. And yet, despite months of bad press, Apple’s sales show no sign of flagging. When the me||10 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18. Prakash Sethi on Apple’s Labor Standards||For a famously perfectionist company, the labor standards at Apple’s Chinese factories leave much to be desired. And yet, despite months of bad press, Apple’s sales show no sign of flagging. When the media focus dies out, what forces can induc||9 4 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17. Seth Lazar on Self-Defense in War||Why are soldiers allowed to kill in war? For philosophers who believe in what Seth Lazar calls the “new orthodoxy,” the answer is that soldiers can kill for the same reason anyone can kill: self-defense. War is just individual self-defense wri||11 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|