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Ethics Bites is a fascinating and absorbing series of interviews covering topics such as animal rights, euthanasia, censorship and fertility treatment. The interviews are introduced by David Edmonds, while Open University philosopher and best-selling author, Nigel Warburton, puts the questions, rooting every subject in everyday dilemmas about how we should live. Many eminent academics have participated in this fourteen-part series such as a star trio of American-based professors, Michael Sandel, Thomas Scanlon and Peter Singer.

By: The OpenLearn Team (The Open University)

  • Duration 3 hours 49 minutes
  • Updated Monday 8th March 2010

Track 1: Ethics Bites

A short introduction to this album

Tracks in this podcast:

Track Title Description
1 Ethics Bites A short introduction to this album Play now Ethics Bites
2 Free Speech It’s not just what you say, it’s why you say it and why your audience is listening. Tim Scanlon explains the intricacies of free speech. Find out more about Tim, and ethics, at Play now Free Speech
3 Climate Change Should the West shoulder the responsibility for tackling global warming? James Garvey talks about the ethics of climate change. Find out more about James, and ethics, at Play now Climate Change
4 Art, Censorship and Morality Should artists have complete freedom? Or should we limit what they say and how they say it? Discover the dilemmas of art, censorship and morality with Matthew Kieran. Find out more about Matthew, morality, and ethics, at Play now Art, Censorship and Morality
5 The Family The modern family takes many different forms. But what works best? Brenda Almond gives her perspective on the family. Find out more about Brenda, and ethics, at Play now The Family
6 Copyright When is inspiration actually plagiarism? Richard Posner guides us through the world of copyright. Find out more about Richard, and ethics, at Play now Copyright
7 Sex and Perversion When does sex bring fulfilment and when is it hollow? What are the limits of sexual expression? Roger Scruton talks about sex and perversion. Find out more about Roger, and ethics, at Play now Sex and Perversion
8 Business Ethics Should companies consider anything but their shareholders? Ethics bites talked to Alex Oliver about Business Ethics. Find out more about Alex, and ethics, at Play now Business Ethics
9 Organ Transplants Should we allow people to make money from organ transplants? Ethics Bites talked to Janet Radcliffe Richards about the issue. Find out more about Janet, and organ transplants, at Play now Organ Transplants
10 What's Wrong With Killing? Is it ok to wage war? Is it ok to defend yourself against an attacking army? We ask Richard Norman what's wrong with killing? Find out more about Richard, killing and ethics, at Play now What's Wrong With Killing?
11 Sport and Genetic Enhancement How far should athletes go in pursuit of the podium? Ethics Bites asked Michael Sandel about sport and genetic enhancement. Find out more about Michael, and ethics, at Play now Sport and Genetic Enhancement
12 Blame and Historic Injustice How should we judge slave owners? Were they innocent or guilty? Miranda Fricker talks about blame and historic injustice. Find out more about Miranda, and ethics, at Play now Blame and Historic Injustice
13 Trolley's, Killing and the Doctrine of Double Effect Would you let someone die, to save five others? Would you kill someone to save five others? Explore trolleys, killing and the doctrine of double effect with Michael Otsuka. Find out more about Michael, and ethics, at Play now Trolley's, Killing and the Doctrine of Double Effect
14 The Right to Have Babies Does everybody have a right to a child? Should the state foot the bill? We ask Mary Warnock about the ethics dilemmas of having children. Find out more about Mary, and ethics, at Play now The Right to Have Babies
15 Human Use of Animals Peter Singer, possibly the most famous philosopher in the world, sparked the birth of the animal rights movement. Discover his take on the human use of animals. Find out more about Peter, and ethics, at Play now Human Use of Animals
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