Monday, January 30, 2017

Family Obligations: Crash Course Philosophy #43

Published on Jan 23, 2017 CrashCourse

"Today we are investigating our moral obligations to our parents and our families. Do we owe our parents anything as adults? Would it be a good idea to license parents? We’ll explore these questions as well as the ethics of care, and some potential problems that type of approach to morality carries with it."

Poverty & Our Response To It: Crash Course Philosophy #44

Published on Jan 30, 2017

"We’re picking up where we left off last time, exploring the “ethics of care” and how it applies to extreme poverty. Are we responding to global poverty in a moral way? Philosophers like Peter Singer argue that we have an obligation to prevent harm caused by poverty, whereas Garrett Hardin offers a “lifeboat analogy” to explain our obligations to focus on caring for our own."

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