What is Morality
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What is Morality

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 behaviour – but is there more to it than that?
  • Is empathy enough for morality?
  • how do we work out good and bad?
  • Is drinking beer immoral?
  • Is wiping out all plague-carrying fleas immoral?
  • What is Morality’s Purpose
  • Are there any moral Truths?
  • How did morality evolve?
  • Thought experiments galore!

Further reading
Blackburn, S. (2003) Being Good: A Short Introduction to Ethics, Oxford, Oxford University Press
Blackburn, S. (2003) Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press
Cooper, D.E. (1998) Ethics: The Classic Readings, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell
Mackie, J.L. (1990) Inventing Right and Wrong, London, Penguin
Singer, P. (1993) A Companion to Ethics, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: ‘The Definition of Morality’