Trolleys, Utilitarians, and Psychopaths (Part 1)

About This Episode

Tamler contemplates ending it all because he can't get 'Call Me Maybe' out of his head, and Dave doesn't try to talk him out of it. This is followed by a discussion about drones, psychopaths, Canadians, Elle Fanning, horrible moral dilemmas, and the biggest rivalry in Ethics: utilitarians vs. Kantians.   

Links

"Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama." by Conor Friedersdorf

"Why I Refuse to Refuse to Vote for Obama" by Robert Wright.

Dave's study "The Mismeasure of Morals"

The write-up of Dave's study in The Economist: "Goodness Has Nothing to Do With It"

Episode Details

October 20th, 2012

1 hr 1 min

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