This is it! End of the series. For the Patreon subscribers, there’s an index to the main posts of the podcast and I’ll be sending out a pdf version in March.

It’s been a busy year, busier that I intended. I started a PhD, I lost a much loved pet, and adopted a new one. I travelled across country three times (podcasting throughout, as you may have noticed) and taught classes in a variety of subjects.

As a radio broadcaster, I presented about 40 shows and podcasted with the Talk the Talk show (around 40 episodes too). I presented a few live shows, contributed to more philosophy resources than the ones here and was inspired by conferences and talks nationwide. I stayed home more often than went out though, I think. …


Here’s a mixture of extended answer or essay questions dealing with topics covered this year:

  1. There’s no such thing as true altruism. Discuss.
  2. Equality of the classes is unachievable until there’s equality of the sexes. Discuss.
  3. Must utility ‘be grounded on the permanent interests of man as a progressive being’?
  4. What are the properties of God?
  5. Could we be living in a simulation created by an advanced civilization? See video for an example.

Here’s a mixture of extended answer or essay questions dealing with topics covered this year:

  1. The criteria for art is consensus. Discuss.
  2. What are the limits of faith? Discuss
  3. Can you ever be ethically obliged to do the wrong thing? Discuss
  4. There is no right solution to the trolley car problem. Discuss.
  5. Is this cartoon a fair depiction of “what is good counsel”? Discuss.

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