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