December 18th, 2013
What is objective morality? What is subjective morality? This week we’re joined by our old friend Tom de Lorenzo for the first of three parts discussing morality and ethics.
It always seems at first glance that separating objectivism from subjectivism should be a trivial task, but if you’ve not tried it before, you might want to think twice before jumping to that quick conclusion.
We examine what most would consider to be very cut and dry moral issues including theft, rape, and even murder. It might seem that these are inherently objective moral issues, but when you consider the broader animal kingdom, when you consider history, and when you consider how these issues have changed over time, their objectivity becomes a bit grayer.