Tagged: NCC


René Descartes
Episode 57: The Ontological Argument

Today Norm delves into one of the more bizarre arguments for God’s existence. Who is your favorite superhero? What are the properties of God? And what is the perfect pizza? This podcast exists in Norm’s Conceptual Corner. References and Resources Additional download and listening options can be found at www.archve.org


ethics of gun control
Episode 54: The Ethics of Gun Control

Today the Project is joined by guest Andrew Arkis as Norm closes out the Ethics CourseSeries with a discussion on Gun Control. What does the 2nd Amendment really say? What is a fundamental right? And do we really want laser eyes? Trigger warning, you’re entering Norm’s Conceptual Corner. References and Resources Additional download and listening options can […]


war on drugs
Episode 51: The War on Drugs

Today the Project welcomes a special guest to take a look at the ethics of the War on Drugs. What is paternalism? What are the costs of preventing people from getting high? Should we even be fighting this “war”? Turn on, tune in, drop out in this edition of Norm’s Conceptual Corner. References and Resources […]


We The People
Episode 47: Social Contract Part II

The Project returns from a short break! Today Norm bites the bullet and takes us on an in depth look at the major criticisms for Social Contract to see if this moral theory can truly weather the storm . Will Brittny be convinced?  Would Nick destroy all life on the Earth? And what does Chalmer have against children? The […]


Gold_Bars
Episode 29: Applied Ethics & World Poverty

It’s a dark day in the War Room, as Norm leads us through two thought provoking articles on world poverty. We start with the bleak, and move to the utilitarian. Hardin puts us in lifeboats, Singer saves a drowning child, and the Ukraine is weak in this edition of Norm’s Conceptual Corner. References and Resources […]


Steak
Episode 28: Animal Rights & Utilitarianism

In this episode, Norm puts on his Peter Singer hat to tell us about animal rights. What is the BPE? Do utilitarians get to eat meat? And can Nick say anthropomorphism? Join us as we talk to the animals in this edition of Norm’s Conceptual Corner. References and Resources Additional download and listening options can […]


black-and-white-shake-hands
Episode 26: Social Contract Part I

Feeling like Life is a little nasty, brutish, and short? The Project has you covered with Norm’s look at Social Contract, our final moral theory of the Ethics Series. What is the “state of nature”? Can you solve the prisoner’s dilemma? Get your 80s movie references ready, it’s tit for tat in this self interested […]


Divine Command Theory
Episode 7: Divine Command Theory

Your hosts bring in reinforcements to tackle a divine view on morality. God said it, people believe it, and we’re questioning it. Does this week’s moral theory stand a prayer’s chance? What’s wrong with saying God is good? And can he draw a square triangle? Join us as we spin our wheels trying to explain Divine Command Theory in this holy edition of Norm’s Conceptual Corner, with special guest Joel Guttormson!


Ethics
Episode 4: Theorizing About Ethics

In which your lovers of wisdom prepare to set sail on the sea of ethics, on a quest to find a plausible moral theory. But first… what is ethics? And how does one think about it? What exactly do philosophers do? Follow along with Norm, and his two volunteered “students”, as they attempt to lay the groundwork and objectives for this course.