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Okay, shirtbrains. Time to get some forking wisdom.

Do you know what we owe to each other? Can you pursue morality without becoming a "happiness pump?" Are you prepared for any improbable scenario in which a demon might force you to decide how many people get hit by a trolley?

We're going to learn the answers together, by reading actual books!

Since we don't have all of eternity to read every single tome Chidi has mentioned on the show (and since none of us want to risk accidentally becoming a moral philosophy professor), we will pursue the modest goal of reading one book each month. Who knows, maybe we'll go even slower.

We'll start with T. M. Scanlon's What We Owe to Each Other, obviously!

Likely choices for later:

Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy - Bernard Williams
Fear and Trembling - Søren Kierkegaard
Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle
Reasons and Persons - Derek Parfit
Discipline and Punish - Michel Foucault
Utilitarianism and Other Essays - John Stuart Mill and Jeremy Bentham
Groundwork of the Metaphysical of Morals - Emmanuel Kant

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