In the first dialogue of the Global Policy Dialogue series, Amartya Sen and David Held will discuss Sen’s new book, The Idea of Justice. Injustices in the contemporary world include global inequities as well as disparities within nations. Understanding the demands of justice in each context requires public reasoning, and the challenges of global justice specifically call for global public reasoning. The Idea of Justice also investigates the contributions of human rights movements to the removal of some of the nastiest cases of injustice in the world in which we live.
Baruch Spinoza was a 17th century lens grinder known for his precision optical work. But it was his philosophy that made this Dutch-Jewish thinker famous, then and now. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy explores how Spinoza’s thoughts on God, the universe, ethics and politics helped ignite the flame that became the Enlightenment.
Huffduffed from http://www.historyofphilosophy.net/stoics-ethics
Peter considers two of the Stoics’ most challenging ideas, a determinism that leaves room for moral responsibility, and the ideal of an ethically perfect sage.
Partially Examined Life Ep. 40: Plato’s Republic | The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast | A Philosophy Podcast and Blog
Discussing Plato’s Republic, primarily books 1 and 2, on justice and the ideal state.