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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,…


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…


Personhood – Fresh AiR – S02:E01

What is Personhood? What is personhood? How do we define it? Who or what does personhood apply to? Tune in to the podcast to find out more! 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,…


Virtue Ethics: The Super-Man

So I’ve been challenged by our resident virtue ethicist to apply my learnings from our discussions and season 2 of our podcast (which is currently available on our Patreon, and will be released here soon) to consider the perfect human using virtue ethics. If you haven’t listened to the podcast or been following ArificialAgent’s “the…


A Response to YouTuber PigPuncher

Responding to YouTubers is not something I generally do, though admittedly it is something I have often been tempted by.  However, I recently saw a video from YouTube PigPuncher that tempted me into responding.  One of the reasons that this particular video and argument tempted me is that a response to it is not only…


Fresh AiR – S01:E03 – Morality

Tonight we delve in to Morality, exploring; The Correct Definitions of Subjective and ObjectiveWhat is meant by Morality, and what its purpose isHow we apply morality in a normative senseThe difference between normative and descriptive examinations of moralityArguments for and against Subjective morality Articles Related to the Show Conflated and Misunderstood Terms – Volume 3…


On Morality: Part 2 – Subjective Morality

n the last part of this series we discussed, and argued for, certain definitions that were important in any discussion about whether morality is subjective or objective. In this part we will be discussing the topic of subjective morality. In doing so we will cover what it means for morality to be subjective, including how subjective morality is defined, arguments for subjective morality, and rebuttals against subjective morality….