Talk Nation Radio: Do Ethics Professors Behave Ethically? Someone Checked.

Eric Schwitzgebel is Professor of Philosophy at University of California at Riverside.  His most recent book is Perplexities of Consciousness. We discuss his article “Cheeseburger Ethics” on his research into whether ethics professors are any better behaved than anyone else. See

Total run time: 29:00

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3 thoughts on “Talk Nation Radio: Do Ethics Professors Behave Ethically? Someone Checked.”

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  3. On the contrary professor Schwitzgebel: Arguing a ‘tenuous’ applicability of deep mathematics or cosmology w.r.t. philosophy dialogue/enquiry has very accessible rebuttals, sir!

    For example, deep ecological theories are quantifiable in significant measure by modern standards of computational power and big-data analytics.

    For example, perspectives upon the wedding of cosmology and cogito — what has been traditionally known in philosophy as ‘metaphysics’ — are also made much more accessible, numerically, today.

    Meanwhile, it’s true, people who are over-invested in the state (e.g. the dollar), a category which includes virtually all establishment bureaucrats including the U.S. intellectual/academic caste, are subject to ethical drift because of what the dollar represents.

    A 93 to 7 split? That statistic seems to undo the political legitimacy of the demographic, in that it demonstrates their real support of the war state while crowing about intellectual freedom. A derelict academe is a cornerstone of any authoritarian state — whether its constituents understand their simple complicity and intellectual failure, or not.

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