Summary: In this episode, our host Andy Cullison interviews Lori Gruen and Martin Wilkinson. As a group or nation, we like to own pets and keep people in certain kinds of jails, but Lori Gruen will explain to us why she thinks our current practices might be problematic as they relate to the autonomy and dignity of individuals (including animals) in captivity. There is a worldwide organ shortage. As a group, we have an interest in procuring organs of the recently dead. Martin Wilkinson will explain to us how difficult it is to balance that need against individual rights (even after they’re dead).

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Show Notes:

  1. Introduction to Individuals vs. Groups with Christiane and Sandra
  2. Lori Gruen (The Ethics of Captivity)
    1. Lori Gruen’s website
    2. Manuel Wackenheim v. France Case
    3. Click here to buy The Ethics of Captivity
  3. Martin Wilkinson (Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs)
    1. Martin Wilkinson’s website
    2. Singapore: the problem with mandatory organ donation
    3. Click here to buy Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs

Thanks to Cynthia O’Dell for the photograph used in our logo. Music used in this episode (in order of appearance):

  1. Badlands” by Cory Gray
    From the Free Music Archive
    CC BY-NC 3.0
  2. Dowl” by Podington Bear
    From the Free Music Archive
    CC BY-NC 3.0
  3. Hungaria” by Latché Swing
    From the Free Music Archive
    CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR
  4. Heavenly Choir” sound effect by SOUND FX TV
  5. Pineapple” by Podington Bear
    From the Free Music Archive
    CC BY-NC 3.0
  6. Songe D’Automne” by Latché Swing
    From the Free Music Archive
    CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 FR

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