Friday, November 28, 2014

Right v. Wrong

In a new History of Ideas series, BBC  Radio 4's Melvyn Bragg is joined by four guests to discuss the question of how we can tell right from wrong. The guests include neuro-psychologist Paul Broks, philosopher Angie Hobbs, theologian Giles Fraser criminal lawyer Harry Potter. The general presentation is 12 min 23 sec, no transcript. There are also short (± 1 min, 30 sec) animations accompanying the discussion  - the Trolley Problem , Kant's Axe , the Life You Can Save , and the Is/Ought Problem  plus a longer presentation (11  min) on morality and the law by Potter which talks about the famous case of R. v. Dudley and Stephens.