Ethics Matters

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12 videos in this playlist

Consequences
Interviewees Peter Singer and Caroline West explore consequentialism and ask would you, could you kill to save others?
My Rights
Interviewees John Tasioulas, Christian Barry and Peter Singer unpack the rights of an individual and explore intended and unintended consequences.
Our Society
Interviewees Liz Anderson and John Thrasher examine how society should be organised and wrestle with conflicting libertarian and egalitarian points of view.
Free Expression
Interviewees Robert Simpson and Caroline West explore the nature of free speech and the role of censorship.
Shaping Our Bodies
Interviewees Julian Savulescu and Serene Khader discuss the effect of social conventions on how we view our body, and the science we use to change it.
Forgive or Punish?
Interviewees Luke Russell, John Tasioulas and Mick Dodson show how punishment can be a form of communication and examine if there is ever an unforgivable act.
Ethical Consumption
Interviewees Christian Barry and Kate McDonald unwind supply chains and consider ethical consumption in a complex world.
Past Injustices
Interviewees Janna Thompson, Marcia Langton and Mick Dodson explore the effect past injustices have on present generations.
Religious Diversity
Interviewees Tony Coady, Monima Chadha and Bronwyn Finnigan show how we can live in a society with competing moral codes and differing religious views.
Creating Borders
Interviewees Jiewuh Song, Serene Khader, Christian Barry, John Thrasher and Tony Coady examine the nature of borders and how we view migration.
Animals
Interviewees Peter Singer, Bronwyn Finnigan and Julian Savulescu ask if animals have the same interests as humans and how we should ethically treat them.
The Environment
Interviewees Peter Singer, Katie Steele question if the environment has its own ethical interests which overshadow those of humans.

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