Series: Fresh AiR - Season 02

Season Summary – Fresh AiR – S02:E06

What a great season we have had. We’ve discussed personhood, morality, moral theories, Nietzsche’s critique of morality, free will, a conversation about objective vs subjective morality, ethics in politics, etc. Season 2 Season 1 Personhood Personhood was the characteristics that make us a person, and what that applied to. Aspects of Personhood Life – intrinsic value Physical Feeling, from basic reactionary feeling to a variety of physical stations Awareness Memory Emotional Feeling Self-Awareness Reasoning Skills (rational, logical, conceptual etc) Continuity…


Ideologies – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C07

In our last episode of political ethics, at least for this season, we discuss political ideologies and how we would run political systems within our own country could we go for a total reform….


Legislation – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C06

Political Ethics: Legislation Our penultimate episode on political ethics covers legislation, what it means, how we do it and a number of other topics. We also have discussions about weird laws, psychopaths, going psychotic and other random segues What is Legislation? What is law? Constitutions. Amendments. Who can see this? Weird laws! Insanity/Temporary insanity! Psychopathy – book: the wisdom of psychopaths Psychotic! What influences legislation? Morality vs legality. Piracy! Privacy….


Freedom – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C05

What is Freedom? Types of Freedom– Political– Personal Is freedom a natural right or a political right? Primary definitions of (political) freedom Freedom From (religion, violence, government interference) Freedom to (be religious, masturbate, get an education) Freedom of (speech, movement, expression, choice) Satrean Freedom is apolitical – “physically free to do whatever” Freedom misconceptions (e.g. absolute/unrestricted freedom or “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants”) Why this form of freedom is self-defeating / issues with…


Justice – Fresh AiR – S02:E05:C04

What is Justice? (e.g. is it simply fairness?) Cardinal Virtue / First Virtue of Social institutions Kantian 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 goods Rights Protections Education Platonic Justice – The idea that three parts of society, workers, leaders, guardians, work together in order to produce a…


Legitimacy – Fresh AiR -S02:E05:C03

What is Legitimacy In simplest terms this is a justification of validity, but how does that apply to politics? Theories of Legitimacy There 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 who have the force to secure power, acquire thereby the right to do so. Legitimacy from the economy: those that control…


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 not the entite conversation, includes: What is Obligation? Obligation, in the simplest terms, is an act or course of action to which a person is…


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 Voters Do all parties act in accordance with their moral compass at all times? We also cover off our what chapters to expect in the future, which includes: Obligation Legitimacy Justice Freedom Legislation Ideologies…


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, discuss the difference, one taking the stance from a philosophical point of view (Dave) the other (Kriss) taking a contemporary atheist approach. Related Articles and…


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): What is Free Will? What other definitions are of free will? What is a belief, and can you choose to believe? How can you change…