Public Ethics Radio: Joy Gordon on Iraq Sanctions
August 5, 2010
Joy Gordon's new book "Invisible War" describes a superpower run amok. The international sanctions on Iraq were the strictest ever imposed. The tremendous damage that ensued set the stage for the devastated country we see today.
Public Ethics Radio: Anne Phillips on Ownership and the Body
April 27, 2010
Is the human body a piece of property? We object to the sale of whole human beings, but what about cases where a person merely wants to sell a part of her body? If I am free to donate my organs, why am I not free to sell them as well?
Public Ethics Radio: Christopher Heath Wellman on Immigration and Citizenship
November 2, 2009
From education and health care, to access to credit and the rule of law, a host of factors that influence quality of life depend simply on which side of a border a person is born on. Yet what could be more arbitrary, morally speaking, than …
Hilary Charlesworth on Bills of Rights
September 25, 2009
What does a country gain by enacting a bill of rights? Do countries that lack bills of rights, like Australia, protect human rights as well as those, like the United States and Canada, that have them?
Michael Selgelid on Infectious Diseases
August 17, 2008
Can we infringe individual rights to promote public health? Should, say, people be allowed to decide for themselves when they are too infectious to get on a plane?
Public Ethics Radio: David Singh Grewal on Network Power
March 24, 2009
To explain how power can be at work in apparently voluntary processes, Grewal introduces the concept of "network power." He argues that this dynamic drives many key aspects of globalization.
Public Ethics Radio: Jeff McMahan on Proportionality
January 25, 2008
Israeli officials insist that their attacks on Gaza were judiciously planned so as to minimize harm to civilians. What role do civilian casualties play in assessing the justice of war?
Public Ethics Radio: Discretionary Time
What does it mean to live well? Robert Goodin and Lina Eriksson discover that income figures don’t tell the whole story. Missing from this picture is the degree of control an individual has over how her time is spent.
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