We’re talking about the culture and quirks of the world of moral philosophy on this episode. Specifically, we’re asking questions about the parts of the field of ethics and philosophy that confuse us the most. First, independent producer Sandra Bertin roams the streets of New York City, looking for people who can correctly define moral philosophy jargon. Then, producer Christiane Wisehart sits down with our resident ethics expert Andy Cullison and another ethicist, Emily McWilliams, to ask them some questions she’s always had about the world of ethics and philosophy.
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- Sandra Bertin
- Jargon Quiz Show
- Emily McWilliams
- Why do philosophers use Latinate language all the time?
- Why do ethicists always use weird cases like the trolley problem?
- Why are there so many men in philosophy?
- “Perception of philosophy as masculine” (Daily Nous)
- “In the Humanities, Men Dominate the Fields of Philosophy and History” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
- Implicit bias and explicit bias
- Why aren’t ethicists any more moral than anyone else?
- Prindle Institute Ethics Scholarships at DePauw University
- Plato’s beard
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