Episode 21: Ethics and Moral Decisions

21 Dec

I introduce my guest co-host, Josh, whom I found out upon recording is a Pantheist. Who knew? Not me, and probably not you either. But that’s fine, because we had an excellent conversation.

A popular argument for the existence of God is the moral argument, which relies on the premise that objective morals exist. We set out to explore this premise, but as soon as the expedition began our maps got soaked and then I broke the sextant while trying to play a trick on Josh.

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Have questions for Josh you want him to answer in the next episode? Post them in the comments below and your very own questions will be considered for answering!


Posted by on December 21, 2012 in Guest, New Episode, Philosophy


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3 responses to “Episode 21: Ethics and Moral Decisions

  1. Armathey

    December 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    This isn’t really a question, but how is it that he was convinced that god exists from a fictional story?

  2. Carlogala

    December 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Why even bother deciding if we want ethics (by the way you were both misusing ‘ethics’ vs ‘morals’) to be objective? I think I agree with Josh but for different reasons that I won’t want ethics to be objective, but what I want about that is irrelevant when deciding what it actually is.

  3. Clair

    January 12, 2013 at 1:17 am

    You guys had a pretty interesting discussion of ethics and moral decisions, except for every example you bring up. All your examples were either trivially obvious (save Einstein vs save Hitler) or inconsequential (person I don’t know in the water dies vs person I don’t know on an island dies). I wish you would have put some more time into developing more relevant examples, because that would have made this discussion a lot better.


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