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Justice – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C04

What is Justice? (e.g. is it simply fairness?)Cardinal Virtue / First Virtue of Social institutionsKantian Justice – The preservation of human dignity, respecting a person as ends in themselves rather than a means to an end.Rawlsian Justice (aka Distributive Justice) – The fair and equal distribution of goodsThis includes more than just physical goodsRightsProtectionsEducationPlatonic Justice…


Legitimacy – Fresh AiR -S02:E05:C03

What is LegitimacyIn simplest terms this is a justification of validity, but how does that apply to politics?Theories of LegitimacyThere is no legitimacy: political Legitimacy implies the right to use violence and the idea that some are worth more than others. This is immoral and untrue and thus itself illegitimate.Legitimacy by force and power: those…


Obligation – Political Ethics – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C02

Obligation – Political Philosophy Chapter 2 We continue our second multi-chapter epiosode with a walk down Obligation. At the start we say we are going to be covering legitimacy and obligation, however we ran out of time, so will be covering off legitimacy next week. So what’s in this weeks episode? The key aspects, but…


An Intro to Political Ethics – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C01

What is Political Ethics? We ask the question tonight, ‘What is Political Ethics’ and discuss topics such as: Why is Morality important (to all parties)Legitimacy (covered in a later chapter)Perception of VotersDo all parties act in accordance with their moral compass at all times? We also cover off our what chapters to expect in the…


On Morality: Subjective vs Objective – A Discussion – Fresh AiR – S02:E04

Subjective? Objective? Something Else? It is common to hear many reduce morality to it either being subjective or objective, but how accurate is that? Are people defining these terms properly? Are there correct definitions for the context? If one part of morality is subjective, does that make it all subjective? Well, tonight these two atheists,…


Free Will – Fresh AiR – S02:E03

Free Will Having discussed moral theories at length over the past few weeks we chosen (seemingly) to do a post on free will, and are determined to work out if it truly exists or not, as well as the impact it has on morality. Our Discussion on Free Well includes (but is not limited to):…


Nietzsche’s Critique – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C12

Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality To finish our conversations walking through the various moral theories in the last 11 chapters, we felt we should provide Nietzsche’s Critique of Morality, largely from his book ‘On the Genealogy of Morality‘ We Discuss: Morality through power struggle.Whether different types of people need different standards of morality.If suffering has any…


Moral Subjectivism and Relativism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C11

Tonight we embark on our last chapter of specific moral theories and our penultimate chapter of episode 2. Moral Subjectivism and Relativism We discuss a number of topics around subjective and relative morality. What these terms actually mean. What it would mean if morality was wholly subjective or wholly relative. Common misconceptions folks have about…


Virtue Ethics – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C10

What is Virtue Ethics? Tonight we discuss virtue ethics, covering topics like: What is a virtue?Which virtue is the most important?How do we apply virtues?If you apply one virtue too much, e.g. bravery, are you still brave, or do you become stupid? And of course we segue into a number of topics inclusive of: DrugsPornCosplayPower…


Divine Command Theory – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C09

What is Divine Command Theory? This is generally applied to the Abrahamic god speaking of Judeo-Christian morality but could technically be applied to any set of rules or morals that come from a Divine being. One of the key problems with DCT is that for it to be valid we need to prove that deity…