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Philosophy Talk Broadcast: COVID Conundrums and Moral Dilemmas

May 31, 2020 - 11:00am
Listen to the live broadcast at https://www.kalw.org.

In just months the world changed radically, and we have all had to adjust our lifestyles to stop the spread of Covid-19. Those working on the frontlines are taking on great personal risk while the rest of us are required to socially distance. But even if you follow all the guidelines, you may still face moral dilemmas. Is it ethical to order non-essential goods online, putting low wage workers at risk for your own comfort? What should you do if your roommates refuse to follow the rules, putting your health in danger? And if social distancing means thousands will die alone of non-Covid related diseases, has it gone too far? Jon and Ray put your Covid-related conundrums to Karen Stohr from Georgetown University, author of Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement.