Public Ethics Radio
By Daniel Star

Christian Barry and Matt Peterson have just launched an interesting new audio podcast series:

“We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new program, Public Ethics Radio and its website, The idea of this (roughly) 30 minute audio program is to engage ethicists in discussion of pressing practical dilemmas. Each program will focus on a particular theme—military intervention, international trade, political corruption—and take as its starting point some more specific issue that is prominent in the public consciousness. We see this as an opportunity for intellectually rigorous discussion within a range of topics that can also appeal to listeners who are not academics or ethicists. We hope that the programs can also be a valuable teaching resource.

The Stony Brook University Department of Philosophy is hosting a conference on “Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy.” The conference features a fantastic group of speakers and panelists. Those who are interested in this topic should definitely consider attending.


An International Journal of Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy

(ISSN 1740-4681)

Volume 5, Number 2 (2008)


Thom Brooks, ‘Editorial’, p. 177


Burke A. Hendrix, ‘Authenticity and Cultural Rights’, pp. 181-203

Igor Primoratz, ‘Patriotism and Morality: Mapping the Terrain’, pp. 204-226

Rex Martin, ‘Two Concepts of Rule Utilitarianism’, pp. 227-255

Jessica Spector, ‘The Grounds of Moral Agency: Locke’s Account of Personal Identity’, pp. 256-281

Paul Weirich, ‘Utility Maximization Generalized’, pp. 282-299

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