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Ethics Bites podcast: The full series

Updated Wednesday 13th February 2008

David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton go in search of answers to the big ethical questions in this absorbing 14-part podcast.

Ethics Bites explores the question of how easy it is to identify the right thing. You can listen to the complete series online:

 

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