“Moral Demands we Make On Others” with Stephen Darwall

Episode 49:

Originally broadcast: October 14, 2012




What allows us to make moral demands on other people? How important are relationships in ethical decision-making and why should people act ethically in the first place? Join WHY?’s host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Yale professor Stephen Darwall, as they ask these and your questions during an important exploration into the very foundations of morality.

Stephen Darwall is an influential ethicist whose recent work has captured the imagination of many who are looking for a new way to talk about morality. He is the Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan. He is the author of numerous books including The Second-Person Standpoint and Welfare and Rational Care.

In the course of the discussion, Steve mentions the painting “The Tribute Money” by Bernardo Strozzi. Here is the painting for you to consider:

For more paintings by Strozzi, follow this link.

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