Morality is more complicated than you want it to be. The Morality is Hard podcast seeks to shed light on some of the most complex ethical issues today. Follow us on Facebook!
Rob Farquharson is a Masters of Philosophy candidate at the University of Adelaide, where he is studying the philosophical foundation of cognitive science with a focus on real world examples. His current case study is on the homing behaviour of desert ants. He is also an undergraduate tutor, and has a keen interest in moral philosophy.
We spoke about no-platforming, in particular the recent cases of this occurring against Ayaan Hirsi Ali on her trip to Australia, and Peter Singer in Canada, artificial intelligence, and wild-animal suffering.
Today I expanded on two blog posts I wrote recently, the first being about the recent United Airlines event where a customer was removed from one of their flights and about a controversial art installation coming to Tasmania, Australia. I try to show why both of these events are more complex than they first seem.
The second is about the recent announcement by the Australian Federal Government that they are considering a shark cull in response to a surfer dying to a shark attack in Western Australia. I try to show why this makes no economic sense, even if you are only concerned with Australian human lives.