Sam Harris vs.
A discussion about Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky failing to have a conversation that is worth having
Episode one of the Inquiri.us Podcast featured a discussion about the recent botched email exchange between influential thinkers Sam Harris and Noam Chomsky. Max and Justin’s discussion hit on numerous high points of their exchange — from rhetorical/writing styles and its influence on any dialogue, Bill Clinton, the 2006 Al Shifa bombing, moral intentions, bad consequences, and much more.
Topics to listen for:
- Moral disparity between differing cultures.
- The role of intention in the ethics of foreign policy.
- Were the casualties in Sudan justified by viewing the individuals as less than human?
- Ethical relationship between consequentially good intention and moral facts.
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