Monday, June 12, 2006

The Sci Phi Show #16 - Spiderman II and Deontological Ethics

This episode of the Sci Phi Show is looking at the movie Spiderman II and continues to ask the question as to whether or not Spiderman should be spiderman, using deontological ethics as a framework.

Episode #16 (20 minutes 4 seconds)

Show Notes

Military History Podcast

Spiderman 2

Deontological Ethics
Categorical Imperative
Immanuel Kant
Kant's Moral Philosophy

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Anonymous Michael said...

My word, deja vu. So when our mothers told us, "No you shouldn't do that! Suppose everyone acted that way; then where would we be?" they were being classically Kantian.

And we thought the categorical imperative only came up for discussion in university.

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Anonymous Adam B. said...

I'm affraid that your little piece of trivia falls appart on the simple fact that it's Donna Murphy who plays Dr. Octavius' (Alfred Molina) wife in "Spider-Man 2" and NOT Monica Belucci which you stated.

Donna Murphy is probably most known to Science Fiction fans as Anij in "Star Trek: Insurrection" ... a movie with some interesting moral and philosofical ideas by the way, but that is true of many Trek episodes of course. ... Possibly you could do an episode either on this movie or on the Prime Directive in general with examples from various movies and episodes of all Star Trek series.

Sorry again for taking apart your trivia. Please, don't kill the messenger!

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