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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…


Rule Utilitarianism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C08

What is Rule Utilitarianism? Rule Utilitarianism is just like Act Utilitarianism but with a twist. It is deontological. That means that following the rules are what is important regardless of the consequences. So why is a typically consequentialist brand, utilitarianism, under the banner of deontology? How does that work? What are the differences? Find Out,…


Kantianism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C07

What is Kantianism? Kantianism or Kantian Ethics is the moral theory coined by Immanuel Kant. It is our first deontological moral theory, but it is not absolutely deontological as it builds its rules based on absolute consequences. e.g. if everyone stole from everyone, if everyone lied all the time, if everyone killed, if everyone raped…


Welfarism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C06

What is Welfarism? Welfarism is our next consequentialist moral theory, following on from last week’s Preference Satisfaction Utilitarianism. Welfarism is our last consequentialist moral theory in the series, but how does it differ from the others? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What else do we need to know about it? Find out tonight on…


Preference Satisfaction Utilitarianism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C05

Preference Satisfaction Utilitarianism Our next moral theory is Preference Satisfaction Utilitarianism, which is also a consequentialist moral theory. It is similar to Act utilitarianism but holds a few differences as well, and is a much newer theory. What is Preference Satisfaction Utilitarianism?How does it differ to Act Utilitarianism?What are the problems it has?What things should…


Act Utilitarianism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C04

Act Utilitarianism Act Utilitarianism is our next adventure in moral theories. In some respects it is like a form of hedonism (which we discussed last week) but holds some differences too. Further ReadingStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: ‘The History of Utilitarianism’Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: ‘Mill’s Moral and Political Philosophy’Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: ‘Act and Rule Utilitarianism’Mill,…


Hedonism – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C03

Hedonism? That’s Just About Feeling Good Right? Tonight we kick off our look into individual moral theories. We start down a path of consequentialist moral theories with hedonism. But what is hedonism? Is hedonism simply about feeling good? How could that have anything to do with morality? Are there different forms of Hedonism? Listen in…


Introduction to Moral Theories – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C02

Having discussed morality last week, and personhood the week before we have a fair grounding in what the basis of morality is and who/what it applies to. This episode hopes to lay the foundations of moral theories, how they work, what they mean and will enable us to explore the ethical systems in future chapters….


What is Morality? – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C01

Tonight marks the first chapter of our first multi-chapter episode. Over the coming weeks, we will be getting deep under the skin of Morality, covering what it is, various moral theories and systems of morality. What is Morality? Tonight’s podcast contains, but is not limited to: Simply put it is principles of right/wrong and good/bad…


COVID 19 – Fresh AiR Special

COVID 19 – The Pandemic Tonight we bring you the first Fresh AiR Special discussing the COVID 19 pandemic. We recorded this on the 1st of April and wanted to get it to you as soon as possible, so my apologies for this not being as polished as our usual podcasts. Our discussion included Our…