Morality in the Real World
By Alonzo Fyfe and Luke Muehlhauser
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Desirism is a theory of moral value that exists in the physical universe, and does not depend on mysterious things like intrinsic value, intrinsic virtue, categorical imperatives, hypothetical contracts, or divine commands. For episode transcripts and more, visit CommonSenseAtheism.com and click 'Morality Podcast.'
||16 - Reward-Based Theories of Desire||We discuss Tim Schroeder's reward-based theory of desire.||6/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||15 - Pleasure and Desire Are Separate||We give two lines of evidence showing that pleasure and desire are different things.||5/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||14 - Pleasure, Desire, and Arguing about Definitions||We explain what it means to avoid arguing about definitions.||5/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||13 - Objections to the Action-Based Theory of Desire||We respond to Schroeder's 8 objections to action-based theories of desire.||2/22/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||12 - Action-Based Theories of Desire||We discuss the theory of desire on which desirism depends, the action-based theory of desire.||2/15/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||11 - The Claims of Desirism, Part 1||An outline of the first 10 claims of desirism.||2/8/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||10 - Questions and Answers #2||Our second round of questions and answers.||11/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||09 - How to Measure Desires||Practical ways to measure desires.||11/16/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||08 - A Harmony of Desires||Desires-as-ends, desires-as-means, and a harmony of desires.||11/9/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||07 - Desire Fulfillment Does Not Have Intrinsic Value||The title says it all.||11/2/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||06 - Alph and Preserving Pandora||Explaining desire fulfillment.||10/26/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||05 - Questions and Answers #1||Our first round of questions and answers.||10/19/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||04 - The Scrooge Problem||No moral system can make a bad person good in an instant.||10/4/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||03 - Alph and Betty on a Distant Planet||Desires can give us reasons to give other people certain desires.||9/28/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||02 - God is Not the Ground for Morality||Why God does not ground true morality.||9/21/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||01 - Introduction||What is the purpose of this podcast?||9/13/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
Entertaining and exciting
If you are interested in what is moral or what morality *is* then you should listen to this podcast.
You will be among the first to learn about a new theory of morality.
How cool is that?
The presentation is enjoyable.
The pace is relaxing.
The presenters are so likeable.
If you are not religious you might adopt desirism as your own theory of morality.
If you ARE religious you might find desirism more challenging than other non-theistic understandings of morality.
Best philosophy podcast out there.
Very entertaining. Fyfe's Desire Utilitarianism is presented in a clear way, which is great since ethics is a highly complex subject in philosophy. Can't wait for the next episode. :D
Engaging and intellectually stimulating!
Love the show, very well produced and I can’t wait for the next one!