Happy holidays to all of our faithful JKPodcast listeners (if you’re into the whole Santa thing).

In this second part of a three part episode we’re joined again by our friend Tom de Lorenzo to discuss objective versus subjective morality.

In this particular section we consider some of the caveats of how ethics are applied to a social system. Tom and Jad present the idea that ethics should not apply in cases of survivability. Kevin, on the other hand, disagrees and contends that we may have to choose to live unethically in certain situations.

His reasoning is derived from the idea that if survivability alone allows us to dispute what is objectively moral, then the fact that survivability can be a subjective term poisons the entire idea. With that in mind, Tom counters with the idea that perhaps ethics are really a luxury and something more appropriate for an advanced society.