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Fresh AiR – Season 2 – Ethics and Morality

Wow, what a season that was. 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. The Fresh AiR Crew Hosts / Co-hosts Davidian/Joe Joe has continued to ask a number of questions that have left the guys wondering if he really is a thick as he seems. They have to allow him to be there though, otherwise, there isn’t anyone to do the production or hosting….


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…


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…


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, Listen NOW! Further Reading Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Rule ConsequentialismWikipedia: Rule UtilitarianismInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Utilitarianism, Act and Rule Martin, R. (2008) ‘Two Concepts of…


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 Fresh AiR! Further Reading Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: ‘Consequentialism’ Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: ‘Welfarism’, Well-BeingBlackburn, S. (2003) Ethics: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University…


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 to find out! Further ReadingBarber, A. (2011) ‘Hedonism and the Experience Machine’, Philosophical Papers, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp.257-278Crisp, R. (2006) ‘Hedonism reconsidered’, Philosophy and…


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 initial thoughts and reactions. The Behaviour of the average person through all of this People not observing social distancing People not adhering to lockdown –…


Fresh AiR – Season 2 – Preseason!

Hello and welcome to the Fresh AiR Preseason! I’m Joe, also known as Davidian on Answers in Reason and I thought I would just walk you through what you can expect from Season 2, and inform you about our Patreon site. Season 2 is all about Ethics and Morality, covering topics like personhood, moral theories, the objective vs subjective debate, free WILL and much more! We’ve currently recorded most of the season and it is in production, but if you…


Fresh AiR – Season 1 – A Different Lens

Hello, and welcome to Fresh AiR! – I’m Joe… Words you will have heard a few times if you have already started listening to season one. What is Fresh AiR? ‘Fresh AiR’ is a podcast, hosted by Joe, Martijn and Dave. It is part of Answers in Reason but hopes to bring a fresh perspective on a number of topics you might hear from the atheist community. Who are involved in Fresh AiR? The short answer is anyone that wants…