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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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Today, the average understanding of the soul can generally be categorized one of two ways: either we see the soul as some mystical or metaphysical entity which is separate from the body (dualism), or we deny the existence of a soul... more

Where do the rules for our favorite sports come from? What is really going on when referees get the call 'wrong' (think Armando Galaragga, Calvin Johnson, and Frank Lampard.) How should we think about the use of performance enhancing... more

Tonight's show will focus on how neuroscience is helping us to appreciate the role that reasons and emotions play in moral behavior. Once again, we will be joined by Dr. Michael Sandstrom, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Central... more

Ethics Talk welcomes Dr. Michael Sandstrom, Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Central Michigan University. Dr. Sandstrom will discuss how, if at all, findings in neuroscience shed light on the debate about free will and... more

Special guest Jennifer Schense, joins us in a conversation about the Darfur Tragedy. Ms. Schense is International Cooperation Adviser and specialist on Darfur at the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has been investigating the... more

Chances are you've heard snippets about Darfur - in the classroom, at work, on the news. But how much do you really know? If you're like us, you know that bad things are happening there; child soldiers, genocide, and war crimes come to... more

One of the perennial questions that vexes moral philosophers is "why be moral?" Thinkers from Ancient Greece (at least some of them), equated this question with "why be just"? In this show, we will address the answer to this question that is... more

Michigan Representative Rebekah Warren (D. 53rd) joins us for a discussion about Michigan Election Law and how it affects College Students. Representative Warren has introduced legislation seeking to overturn Rogers's Law, which... more
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