Philosophy

The Trolley Problem
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
155

The Trolley Problem

Philosophy
Ethics
Morality
1960s
Technology
May 4, 2021
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22
minutes

A trolley is running down the tracks and going to kill five people.

You can switch it to another track where it will only kill one person.

What is the right thing to do?

The Just War Theory
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
127

The Just War Theory

War
Christianity
Philosophy
The Middle Ages
Politics
Jan 26, 2021
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20
minutes

It's the theory of when, and under what conditions a war can be considered 'acceptable'.

Learn about the history of the theory of Just War, from the ancient Greeks right through to the present day.

Jeremy Bentham & Utilitarianism
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
116

Jeremy Bentham & Utilitarianism

Philosophy
The Enlightenment
Crime
Life in the UK
Weird history
Dec 18, 2020
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22
minutes

He was the creator of utilitarianism, a philosophical framework for how societies should be structured, based on the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people.

Learn about the fascinating life of this interesting character, how this theory impacted the law, and how he was true to his beliefs even in death.

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