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Podcast Profile: Examining Ethics

podcast imageTwitter: @DePauwPrindle (followed by 35 philosophers)
Site: www.prindleinstitute.org/examining-ethics
73 episodes
2015 to present
Average episode: 33 minutes
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Categories: Ethics • Story/Narrative-Style • Three+ Hosts

Podcaster's summary: Examining Ethics is an ethics podcast produced by The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University. Everybody wrestles with questions about ethics. Some of those questions are easy to figure out. Should I murder someone? No! But other questions are more difficult to answer. Examining Ethics doesn’t provide answers to these ethical dilemmas, but instead leaves listeners with tools and ideas from some of the biggest names in moral philosophy and ethics. Academic philosophy and ethics can sometimes be difficult to understand, and our accessible, open-minded content bridges the gap between scholars and everyone else. Examining Ethics is hosted and produced by Christiane Wisehart.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-06 12:35 UTC. Episodes: 73. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Nov-16 • 27 minutes
Reproductive Ethics with Camisha Russell
Philosopher Camisha Russell joins us on this episode of Examining Ethics to explore connections between Black Lives Matter and the ethics of reproduction. | The post Reproductive Ethics with Camisha Russell appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Nov-02 • 28 minutes
Victims’ Rights with Lenore Anderson
We're discussing the ethics of victims' rights with president of the Alliance for Safety and Justice Lenore Anderson. | The post Victims’ Rights with Lenore Anderson appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Oct-05 • 31 minutes
Obedience with Pauline Shanks Kaurin
Pauline Shanks Kaurin, a philosopher and professor of military ethics at the U.S. Naval War College, joins us to explore the ethics of obedience. | The post Obedience with Pauline Shanks Kaurin appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Sep-21 • 32 minutes
Emma Saunders-Hastings: Philanthropy and Democracy
On this episode of the Examining Ethics podcast, political theorist Emma Saunders-Hastings explains the effects philanthropy has on democracy. | The post Emma Saunders-Hastings: Philanthropy and Democracy appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Sep-07 • 29 minutes
Care and Institutions with Elizabeth Lanphier
Clinical ethicist and professor of philosophy Elizabeth Lanphier joins the show to discuss the relationship between care and justice, and what an ethic of care might look like in institutional settings. | The post Care and Institutions with Elizabeth Lanphier appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Aug-17 • 33 minutes
Ethics and Cities with Quill R. Kukla
The philosopher Quill R. Kukla joins the show to discuss the ethics of city living and how people and cities shape each other. | The post Ethics and Cities with Quill R. Kukla appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Aug-03 • 31 minutes
The Science of a Better You with Jim Davies
The cognitive scientist Jim Davies argues that it's possible to figure out how to do the most good for the most people and shares his insights on giving. | The post The Science of a Better You with Jim Davies appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Jul-20 • 25 minutes
Nasty, Brutish and Short with Scott Hershovitz
Scott Hershovitz joins the show to discuss his work on the questions his kids raise about philosophy and ethics. | The post Nasty, Brutish and Short with Scott Hershovitz appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Jul-06 • 31 minutes
The Life Worth Living with Joel Reynolds
On this episode of the Examining Ethics podcast, we explore disability and ethics with Georgetown University scholar Joel Reynolds. | The post The Life Worth Living with Joel Reynolds appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Jun-01 • 33 minutes
African American Philosophy with John McClendon III and Stephen Ferguson II
Explore African American philosophy with Stephen Ferguson II and John McClendon III on this episode of the Examining Ethics podcast. | The post African American Philosophy with John McClendon III and Stephen Ferguson II appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-May-04 • 28 minutes
Phantom Patterns and Online Misinformation with Megan Fritts
Philosopher Megan Fritts is on the show today to argue that the patterns we may see in the news aren’t actually all that meaningful. | The post Phantom Patterns and Online Misinformation with Megan Fritts appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Apr-20 • 30 minutes
Climate Change is Unjust War: Kyle Fruh and Marcus Hedahl
Kyle Fruh and Marcus Hedahl argue that island nations around the world are currently in an unjust war, not with other nations, but with climate change. | The post Climate Change is Unjust War: Kyle Fruh and Marcus Hedahl appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Apr-06 • 30 minutes
Reconsidering Reparations with Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò
Philosopher Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò joins the podcast to discuss the idea that racial justice cannot happen without climate justice. | The post Reconsidering Reparations with Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Mar-16 • 32 minutes
Why Moral Psychology is Disturbing: Regina Rini
Regina Rini joins us today to discuss why we might be disturbed when we learn about the role that psychology plays in our moral decision-making. | The post Why Moral Psychology is Disturbing: Regina Rini appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Feb-16 • 30 minutes
The Women Are Up to Something: Benjamin Lipscomb
The philosopher Benjamin Lipscomb joins the show to discuss the unique friendship and work of four women who changed the face of moral philosophy. | The post The Women Are Up to Something: Benjamin Lipscomb appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Feb-01 • 26 minutes
Seen and Not Heard: Jana Mohr Lone
Before Jana Mohr Lone was a philosopher, she was a lawyer who worked with children. Now she uses philosophy to empower young people. | The post Seen and Not Heard: Jana Mohr Lone appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Jan-19 • 31 minutes
Thinking about Trust with C. Thi Nguyen
On today’s episode of Examining Ethics, the philosopher C. Thi Nguyen explores the relationship of trust we form with the technology we use. | The post Thinking about Trust with C. Thi Nguyen appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2022-Jan-05 • 23 minutes
Kat Schrier: Using Games to Teach Ethics
Games designer Kat Schrier joins the show to explain that ethics educators can use games to build deeply immersive and rewarding learning experiences. | The post Kat Schrier: Using Games to Teach Ethics appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Dec-15 • 26 minutes
Transparency is Surveillance: C. Thi Nguyen
C. Thi Nguyen argues that while transparency might root out public corruption, it also has a sort of chilling effect on the work itself. | The post Transparency is Surveillance: C. Thi Nguyen appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Dec-01 • 28 minutes
The Ethics of Giving with Shariq Siddiqui
Philanthropy expert Shariq Ahmed Siddiqui joins us on the show today to explain that the ethics of giving is a lot more complicated than we think. | The post The Ethics of Giving with Shariq Siddiqui appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Nov-17 • 26 minutes
The Weight of Whiteness with Alison Bailey
Philosopher Alison Bailey is on the show to discuss what she calls "the weight of whiteness" and the reasons white people need to sit with and explore it. | The post The Weight of Whiteness with Alison Bailey appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Nov-03 • 31 minutes
Uncivil Disobedience with Candice Delmas
Candice Delmas explains that the very reasons that we have to follow the law in society can also mean we should to break the law in unjust societies. | The post Uncivil Disobedience with Candice Delmas appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Oct-20 • 21 minutes
Democratic Deliberation with Sheron Fraser-Burgess
Sheron Fraser-Burgess explains how educators can take principles from deliberative democracy and apply them to a classroom setting to discuss ethics. | The post Democratic Deliberation with Sheron Fraser-Burgess appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Oct-06 • 29 minutes
Policing and Ethics with Ekow Yankah
Our guest today, professor of law Ekow Yankah, argues that police power is often deployed in a misguided attempt to solve deep economic and social problems. | The post Policing and Ethics with Ekow Yankah appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Sep-15 • 30 minutes
Thinking While Walking with Martin Bunzl
The Pacific Crest Trail is fertile ground for reflecting on philosophical puzzles and questions about nature and ethics for our guest Martin Bunzl. | The post Thinking While Walking with Martin Bunzl appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Sep-01 • 30 minutes
Just Immigration with Allison Wolf
Allison Wolf explains how feminism, and its focus on oppression, can shed light on the problem of justice and immigration ethics. | The post Just Immigration with Allison Wolf appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Jul-28 • 34 minutes
Naomi Zack: Government Should Be Boring
Philosopher Noami Zack argues that identity politics has no place in the government and offers an alternative vision for the future of America. | The post Naomi Zack: Government Should Be Boring appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Jun-30 • 30 minutes
Civil Disobedience with Candice Delmas
The philosopher and political scientist Candice Delmas is on the show to help us understand civil disobedience, and its potential value to society. | The post Civil Disobedience with Candice Delmas appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Apr-28 • 29 minutes
A Spirit of Care with Maurice Hamington
Care impacts all of our lives intimately. Here to discuss the ethics of care with us is Maurice Hamington, a professor at Portland State University whose work on care spans decades. | The post A Spirit of Care with Maurice Hamington appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Mar-31 • 25 minutes
Vaccine Equity with Govind Persad
On today's podcast, Dr. Govind Persad–an expert in bioethics–argues that legislators should think through more equitable options for distributing vaccines. | The post Vaccine Equity with Govind Persad appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Mar-17 • 24 minutes
Meena Krishnamurthy and Political Emotions
Meena Krishnamurthy is a philosopher whose recent work explores the value of political emotions in Martin Luther King Jr.’s writing and activism. | The post Meena Krishnamurthy and Political Emotions appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Feb-24 • 31 minutes
The Kindness of Strangers with Michael McCullough
Michael McCullough joins the podcast to discuss the difficult questions around the evolution and development of human kindness and morality. | The post The Kindness of Strangers with Michael McCullough appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2021-Jan-27 • 30 minutes
Moral Grandstanding with Brandon Warmke
Brandon Warmke, one of the authors of book Moral Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk, discusses the importance of moral discourse. | The post Moral Grandstanding with Brandon Warmke appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2020-Dec-09 • 28 minutes
Ashley C. Ford and the Ethics of Love
Ashley C. Ford is on the show to discuss her thoughts on–and the ethics of–self-love, relationships and family. Her memoir, Somebody's Daughter, is out now. | The post Ashley C. Ford and the Ethics of Love appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2020-Jan-29 • 36 minutes
Is It Possible to Be Too Good?
On the show today are two philosophers who explore a disorder known as Scrupulosity, a condition in which people are obsessive about morality. | The post Is It Possible to Be Too Good? appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2019-Jun-26 • 20 minutes
Ethics Education with Thomas Wartenberg and Chris Robichaud
On today's show we hear from Chris Robichaud and Thomas Wartenberg, two professors committed to bringing moral philosophy to young learners. | The post Ethics Education with Thomas Wartenberg and Chris Robichaud appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2019-May-29 • 28 minutes
Morality Scaled Up with Joshua Greene
Neuroscientist Joshua Greene is on the podcast to explain how our brains make moral decisions and why this matters in morality amongst groups of people. | The post Morality Scaled Up with Joshua Greene appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2019-Apr-24 • 29 minutes
The Authentic Encounter with Beth Benedix
Beth Benedix joins the podcast to discuss how our encounters with each other and with the stories we tell affect the way we think through ethics. | The post The Authentic Encounter with Beth Benedix appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2019-Mar-27 • 29 minutes
A Story about Telling a Story (about Telling a Story) with Beth Benedix
On today's podcast, Beth Benedix discusses her book Ghost Writer (A Story about Telling a Story) and the ethics of narrative. | The post A Story about Telling a Story (about Telling a Story) with Beth Benedix appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2019-Feb-27 • 27 minutes
Pushing Back on Epistemic Pushback with Alison Bailey
On today's podcast, philosopher Alison Bailey explains exactly what epistemic pushback is, and discusses the ways it slows down classroom conversations. | The post Pushing Back on Epistemic Pushback with Alison Bailey appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2019-Jan-30 • 28 minutes
Facing the Synthetic Age with Christopher Preston
On this podcast, the philosopher Christopher Preston explores the ethics of technologies that have the potential to radically reshape the world. | The post Facing the Synthetic Age with Christopher Preston appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-Dec-26 • 25 minutes
Finite Responsibility and Infinite Hope with Joel Reynolds
Care work can be physically and emotionally complex. Philosopher Joel Reynolds is on the podcast to discuss the ethics of care. | The post Finite Responsibility and Infinite Hope with Joel Reynolds appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-Nov-28 • 26 minutes
Roles and Responsibilities with Robin Zheng
Robin Zheng is on the podcast to discuss her fascinating theory about the relationship between individual responsibility and structural injustice. | The post Roles and Responsibilities with Robin Zheng appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-Oct-31 • 24 minutes
Identity Matters: Standpoint Epistemology with Briana Toole
On today’s show philosopher Briana Toole explores the idea that your identity has the power to help influence the kinds of knowledge you have access to. | The post Identity Matters: Standpoint Epistemology with Briana Toole appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-Sep-26 • 31 minutes
Busting Myths about Banning Books with Emily J. Knox
We’re looking at some of the unquestioned assumptions around the ethics of banning books with professor of information science Emily J. Knox. | The post Busting Myths about Banning Books with Emily J. Knox appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-Jun-27 • 24 minutes
Exploring Intellectual Property Rights with Adam Moore
We talk to philosopher Adam Moore to learn about some of the most important ethical issues related to intellectual property. | The post Exploring Intellectual Property Rights with Adam Moore appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-May-30 • 29 minutes
Learning from History with Elizabeth Anderson
Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson explains that the way people went about moral inquiry over two hundred years ago holds important lessons for us today. | The post Learning from History with Elizabeth Anderson appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-Mar-28 • 28 minutes
Philosophy and #MeToo with Emily McWilliams
Philosopher Emily McWilliams explains the connections between the MeToo movement and the philosophical concept known as hermeneutical injustice. | The post Philosophy and #MeToo with Emily McWilliams appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-Feb-28 • 27 minutes
Perceiving Morality with Preston Werner
The philosopher Preston Werner joins the podcast to defend an idea called moral perception, the notion that we are able to perceive, or feel, morality. | The post Perceiving Morality with Preston Werner appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2018-Jan-31 • 22 minutes
Forgiveness and Moral Exemplars with Myisha Cherry
We're exploring the ethics of forgiveness with philosopher Myisha Cherry, with a focus on convincing victims from marginalized communities to forgive. | The post Forgiveness and Moral Exemplars with Myisha Cherry appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Dec-27 • 28 minutes
What’s the Deal with Moral Philosophers?
We’re talking about the weird world of moral philosophy on this episode with the philosopher and ethicist Emily McWilliams. | The post What’s the Deal with Moral Philosophers? appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Nov-29 • 22 minutes
The Art and Ethics of Listening with Krista Tippett
Meaningful conversations require active listeners. Krista Tippett joins us to share her insight into the ethics of listening. | The post The Art and Ethics of Listening with Krista Tippett appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Oct-25 • 34 minutes
Frankenstein and His Creation: Who’s the Real Monster?
Frankenstein is a horror classic that explores the ethics of scientific and technological innovation–issues that we still struggle with today. | The post Frankenstein and His Creation: Who’s the Real Monster? appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Sep-27 • 25 minutes
Gaslighting, PTSD and Testimonial Injustice with Rachel McKinnon
Trans people are vulnerable to many types of harms. Some of these harms come from their allies. Today we feature the work of philosopher Rachel McKinnon. | The post Gaslighting, PTSD and Testimonial Injustice with Rachel McKinnon appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Jun-28 • 33 minutes
Layered Landscapes with Marion Hourdequin and David Havlick
What is a layered landscape? On this episode of Examining Ethics, we speak with Marion Hourdequin and David Havlick about the ethics of restoration. | The post Layered Landscapes with Marion Hourdequin and David Havlick appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-May-31 • 32 minutes
Ethics of Protest: Part 2
Should protests be productive? In today's discussion on the ethics of protest, we interview Tabitha St. Bernard, a coordinator for the Women’s March. | The post Ethics of Protest: Part 2 appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Apr-26 • 49 minutes
Climate Justice with Kyle Whyte
Special guest host Jen Everett joins us as we learn how to challenge our thinking about the environment with the indigenous philosopher Kyle Whyte. | The post Climate Justice with Kyle Whyte appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Mar-30 • 63 minutes
Ethics of Protest: Part 1
Is it ever acceptable to criticize a protester’s methods? We discuss the ethics of protest by exploring the story of the Freeman Field Mutiny. | The post Ethics of Protest: Part 1 appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Feb-22 • 33 minutes
Achievement Matters with Gwen Bradford
What are achievements and how should we talk about them? Philosopher Gwen Bradford discusses the ethics of achievement on this episode of Examining Ethics. | The post Achievement Matters with Gwen Bradford appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2017-Jan-25 • 32 minutes
Skepticism and the Skeptical Skeptics Who Use It
What are the ethics of skepticism? We turn skepticism inside out and upside down with philosopher Barry Lam and geologist Jeane Pope. | The post Skepticism and the Skeptical Skeptics Who Use It appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Nov-04 • 51 minutes
Back to Basics: The Ethics of Voting
We're discussing the ethics of voting in this special election day episode of Examining Ethics. Listen to experts and everyday people's thoughts on voting. | The post Back to Basics: The Ethics of Voting appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Oct-26 • 53 minutes
Distrusting the Narrative: Ethics and Incarceration
We're exploring the ethics of incarceration by uncovering the gripping story of the first women's prison in the United States. | The post Distrusting the Narrative: Ethics and Incarceration appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Sep-28 • 38 minutes
Should Civilians Be Spared? with Seth Lazar
On today’s episode, we have one major question for philosopher Seth Lazar: is it ever acceptable to kill civilians in war? As with all good questions in philosophy, it turned out to be a lot more complicated than we initially thought. | The post Should Civilians Be Spared? with Seth Lazar appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Aug-31 • 44 minutes
Hoosier Hospitality: Ethics and Immigration
We're exploring ethics and immigration by looking at the story of a group of Hoosiers who helped Japanese American students escape internment camps. | The post Hoosier Hospitality: Ethics and Immigration appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Jul-27 • 36 minutes
What Good Is Poetry? with Tarfia Faizullah
Poet Tarfia Faizullah joins us to discuss the ethics of poetry and her new book, Seam. Friend of the podcast and poet Joe Heithaus interviews Tarfia. | The post What Good Is Poetry? with Tarfia Faizullah appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Jun-29 • 51 minutes
Canal Crisis with Jim Madison and Lee Hamilton
This is a story of a failed transportation project that bankrupted the state of Indiana 200 years ago. We uncover the human suffering this canal system causes and the moral questions it raises. | The post Canal Crisis with Jim Madison and Lee Hamilton appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Apr-13 • 44 minutes
Ethics in Focus with David Benatar and David Wasserman
On this episode of Examining Ethics, we interview David Benatar and David Wasserman, the authors of Debating Procreation: Is It Wrong to Reproduce? | The post Ethics in Focus with David Benatar and David Wasserman appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Mar-30 • 37 minutes
To Be a Parent…or Not with Samantha Brennan and Sarah Hannan
In this episode, we discuss the ethics of having children and more with philosophers Samantha Brennan and Sarah Hannan, the editors of Permissible Progeny: The Morality of Procreation and Parenting. | The post To Be a Parent…or Not with Samantha Brennan and Sarah Hannan appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Feb-24 • 52 minutes
There’s No Clear Line in Comedy with Maysoon Zayid
Comedian, actress and tap dancer, Maysoon Zayid joins us to discuss the ethics of comedy, discrimination, and General Hospital. | The post There’s No Clear Line in Comedy with Maysoon Zayid appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2016-Jan-27 • 64 minutes
The “Burden” of Whiteness with Peggy McIntosh and Alison Bailey
What role should white people play in fighting against racial injustice? We discuss this with legendary scholar Peggy McIntosh and philosopher Alison Bailey. | The post The “Burden” of Whiteness with Peggy McIntosh and Alison Bailey appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2015-Nov-13 • 37 minutes
Can Animals Be Moral? with Mark Rowlands
Is it possible for animals to be moral? Philosopher Mark Rowlands challenges the idea that animals have no capacity for morality. He argues that not only do animals have emotions, those emotions can motivate them to make moral decisions. | The post Can Animals Be Moral? with Mark Rowlands appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2015-Oct-28 • 63 minutes
Individuals vs. Groups: Lori Gruen and Martin Wilkinson
Many of the biggest issues in ethics come down to a dispute between individuals and groups. We discuss how best to balance competing needs first with Lori Gruen and then with Martin Wilkinson. | The post Individuals vs. Groups: Lori Gruen and Martin Wilkinson appeared first on Prindle Institute.
2015-Aug-18 • 62 minutes
Systems in Sheep’s Clothing: Rebecca Gordon and Robin Zheng
How do big systems impact our daily lives? On today's show, we interview the ethicist Rebecca Gordon about her book Mainstreaming Torture. We also talk to philosopher Robin Zheng about her work on racialized sexual preferences. | The post Systems in Sheep’s Clothing: Rebecca Gordon and Robin Zheng appeared first on Prindle Institute.