Morality in the Real World is a series of dialogues about what kinds of moral value do and do not exist in the natural world, how we can examine these issues carefully, and how we can (really) make the world a better place.
You can join in, too. Every 5 episodes we answer audience questions about what we’ve discussed so far. If you’d like us to respond, leave a comment on the page of the relevant episode, or leave a voicemail at 413-723-0175.
You can listen to all episodes at archive.org, or subscribe in iTunes or with RSS.
Episodes are best enjoyed in order, but it’s not strictly necessary.
01: Introduction [mp3]
02: God is Not the Ground for Morality [mp3]
03: Alph and Betty on a Distant Planet [mp3]
04: The Scrooge Problem [mp3]
05: Questions and Answers #1 [mp3]
06: Alph and Preserving Pandora [mp3]
07: Desire Fulfillment Does Not Have Intrinsic Value [mp3]
08: A Harmony of Desires [mp3]
09: How to Measure Desires [mp3]
10: Questions and Answers #2 [mp3]
11: The Claims of Desirism, Part 1 [mp3]
12: Action-Based Theories of Desire [mp3]
13: Objections to the Action-Based Theory of Desire [mp3]
14: Pleasure, Desire, and Arguing about Definitions [mp3]
15: Pleasure and Desire Are Separate [mp3]
16: Reward-Based Theories of Desire [mp3]
(more to come)