Episode #38 – Schwartz on the Ethics of Space Exploration

  In this episode I talk to Dr James Schwartz. James teaches philosophy at Wichita State University.  His primary area of research is philosophy and ethics of space exploration, where he defends a position according to which space exploration derives its value primarily from the importance of the scientific study of the Solar System.  He is … More Episode #38 – Schwartz on the Ethics of Space Exploration

Episode #37 – Yorke on the Philosophy of Utopianism

In this episode I talk to Christopher Yorke. Christopher is a PhD candidate at The Open University. He specialises in the philosophical study of utopianism and is currently completing a dissertation titled ‘Bernard Suits’ Utopia of Gameplay: A Critical Analysis’. We talk about all things utopian, including what a ‘utopia’ is, why space exploration is associated … More Episode #37 – Yorke on the Philosophy of Utopianism