In the first episode of a series on free speech, Greg and Jacques speak about why we consider free speech valuable, and provide an overview of a classic liberal defence of free speech.
Greg and Jacques talk about patriotism, and whether there are ever good reasons to be patriotic.
In the final segment on white privilege, we talk about how to deal with people on the street asking for money, and whether quotas in sport are a good idea. Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0) https://media.blubrry.com/squarebrackets/p/squarebrackets.co.za/audio/whiteprivilege3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 33:27 — 38.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android […]
In the second segment on white privilege, we talk about whether white people have additional responsibilities in terms of dealing with historical injustice. Related links: Greg, on the complexities of charity when giving to people on the street. Eusebius McKaiser and Jacques talk about whether white South Africans have a greater duty to call out […]
Greg and Jacques talk about white privilege, and whether guilt is a) necessary and b) necessarily crippling.
Greg and Jacques explore the topic of antinatalism – the philosophical position that having children is immoral – with reference to Prof. David Benatar’s book “Better to Never Have Been”.
Greg asks Jacques how a person might know if they are an idiot, and your hosts go on to discuss facts vs. feelings, the value of empathy, and the limitations [and strengths] of reason. Musical interludes are edits of Soixante-8 by Obsibilo (under Creative Commons license 3.0) https://media.blubrry.com/squarebrackets/p/squarebrackets.co.za/audio/Idiot_final.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 25:17 — 23.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: […]
Greg and Jacques talk about which parties we could consider voting for in South Africa’s upcoming National Elections (May 8), the merits of spoiling your ballot, and whether voting should be compulsory. https://media.blubrry.com/squarebrackets/p/squarebrackets.co.za/audio/politics_final.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 22:57 — 26.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS
In our first [real] episode, we talk about how to reconcile the fact that while we both think of ourselves as morally principled people, and also believe that we should be vegetarians, we are somehow still eating non-human animals. https://media.blubrry.com/squarebrackets/p/squarebrackets.co.za/audio/vegetarianism_final.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 24:38 — 16.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google […]
Introducing the podcast, your hosts, and what they hope to accomplish with Square Brackets. https://media.blubrry.com/squarebrackets/p/squarebrackets.co.za/audio/Square_brackets_intro.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:50 — 4.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS