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A space dedicated to asking the timeless questions of ‘How are we to live’?’ and ‘What is the right thing to do?’ by applying ethics to the real world.
4 Episodes
Would Aristotle be vegan? While Peter Singer is well known for his arguments for the moral status for animals, it is not the only view on animal welfare. Virtue Ethicists - who's views date all the way back to Aristotle - have much to say on the topic. Unlike other ethical theories, virtue ethicists care about the character and feelings of a person to determine what a right action is. So that begs the question, using Aristotle's system of ethics, would being Vegan be considered right?Website: References[1] Peter Singer, 1979, Equality for Animal?, p.49[1] Peter Railton, 2013, Alienation, Consequentialism, and morality, p.442[1] Rosalind Hursthouse, 2000, Right Action,[1] Hursthouse, Applying Virtue Ethics to Our Treatment of the Other Animals,p.141-142
As we are faced with the issues of climate change, overpopulation and environmental degradation, perhaps what we need to encourage is the concept of virtue. The habituation of consistent behaviours in our character may be the answer to a lot of the world's issues. If this is true, what are the environmental virtues we should be encouraging for a sustainable future?
Sustainability Isn't Manly

Sustainability Isn't Manly


Sustainability isn't manly. While there is a public shift toward sustainable living, the truth is, the majority of people making these changes are women. Why is it that men are less inclined to do so? Is it due to traditional gender norms? Issues with feminity? More importantly, how do we encourage men to start acting sustainably?
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