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Episode 7: Psychopaths and Utilitarians Pt. 2 (Now with more poo poo)

November 4th, 2012

After a clip from The Third Man, Dave and Tamler continue their discussion from Episode 6 on Ted Bundy, utilitarians, and trolley problems. They also talk about Tamler’s TED talk envy, inappropriate acts with trees, and make a plea for more listener feedback.

The second segment begins with the long-awaited return of the ‘eat the poo-poo’ clip, but this time in a somewhat relevant context. Dave and Tamler then discuss the role that emotions play in moral judgment and the role they should play. If we feel disgust at someone’s behavior,  does that mean the behavior is morally wrong? Tune in to find out…


The Third Man Ferris Wheel Scene (maybe Dave will see this movie one day)

Dave’s TEDx talk, bumped up to TED (129,000 views)

Tamler’s TEDx talk, not as much bumping up.  (676 views)

 “Consequentialist are Psychopaths” The Splintered Mind  blog post

Eat the poo poo

Yuck by Dan Kelly

"Grime and Punishment." Brief review of disgust and moral judgment from The Jury Expert by Yoel Inbar (the brains--and brawn--behind all the disgust work) and David P.

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