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Ethics Talk

Ethics Talk: Philosophy, Flourishing and The Good Life


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Socrates said that talking about virtue and the good life is one of the most important things a human being can do. That's where "Ethics-Talk" fits in. Born in 2009 in the Department of Philosophy & at Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, Michigan), the Ethics-Talk network now spans 3 continents. To learn more , visit us at, and on twitter at

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Next Show: September 18, 2011, 7:00 pm NYC Time In this week's show, we discuss Andrew Carnegie's work "The Gospel of Wealth". In our own day, billionaires such as Warren Buffet and Bill & Melinda Gates have not only... more

After a 3 month long hiatus, EthicsTalk is back with a new season. In our last show (broadcasted live from The Netherlands!), we discussed our emerging transformational experience with the International Criminal Court - that show... more

In this special show, broadcasted from both The Hague (Den Haag) Netherlands, as well as Leiden, Netherlands, five students from Central Michigan reflect on their experience with the International Criminal Court in Den Haag. These... more

"Travaux Prepartories" is a term used to refer to the "preparatory works", specifically the preliminary works leading up to a treaty. Sometimes the Travaux are used to determine the intent and purpose of a treaty. Don't worry, this... more

Slaves to Passion: The Sequel Two weeks ago, we attempted to discuss the extent to which liberty is, in fact, related to the body and one's physical confinement. The leading question was: can one still be a a slave although one... more

Article 7 of the Rome Statute (the governing document of the International Criminal Court) identifies "severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law" as a crime against humanity. In last... more

What was it to be a slave in antiquity? How did ancient societies view their slaves, and how does this compare with antebellum slavers? What did Aristotle mean when he said some men were natural slaves? To discuss these and other... more

Where did your dinner come from? Where should it come from? Who is impacted in what way when I eat? Are the ethical dimensions of food so grave as to implicate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? These are just a few of... more

This show will be simulcast on ModernRock 91.5. Listen in HD at Join us tonight on Ethics Talk as we sit down with our friends from Campus Grow. We will discuss the current state of our global food... more

Ever wondered why Division 1 College Football has the Bowl Championship System instead of a true playoff series? Can you explain why some students athletes (Terrelle Pryor, Jeremy Bloom) seem to get the short end of the stick... more
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