Family Obligations: Crash Course Philosophy #43

For most of you, your parents brought you into this world. They also fed you, and changed your diapers, and wiped your tears. They raised you. Yet, according to contemporary American philosopher Jane English, once you’re grown, you don’t owe your parents anything. Not a single thing. Now, this might sound a little selfish. A […]

Conversations in Bioethics 2016: Making Families

(bell ringing) – Good evening everybody. I am Chan, Chandler or Chan Tagliabue. I’m a member of the Regents Committee for Georgetown’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics and it’s my pleasure to welcome all of you here tonight. This evening is part of an annual series hosted by the KIE in which the campus community gets […]

Can We Still Get Into The Good Place? – Ethics in Modern Society

Eleanor, come on in. This is Eleanor, and she is about to receive some important news. You, Eleanor Shellstrop, are dead. You’re life on Earth has ended and you’re now in the next phase of your existence in the universe. Generally speaking, in the afterlife, there’s a good place and there’s a bad place. You’re […]