Filosofisk podcast podcast

6. Utilitarianism

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In this first English episode of Filosofisk podcast, Peter Singer and Torbjörn Tännsjö join us for a discussion about utilitarianism. Questions addressed include using utilitarianism in decision-making, the moral weight of suffering, and the ethics of disability. The guests’ philosophical recommendations: “The Repugnant Conclusion” on Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, written by Gustaf Arrhenius, Jesper Ryberg, and Torbjörn Tännsjö (; ethical issues concerning animal welfare, the value of biodiversity, and the long-term future; “The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity”, a book written by Toby Ord. Filosofisk podcast publishes philosophical discussions (usually in Swedish, but sometimes in English) with invited guests. The hosts are Stina Björkholm, Olle Risberg, and Nils Sylvan. The podcast is produced by Filosofisk tidskrift and the Swedish publisher Thales, and new episodes are released once every two months. Filosofisk tidskrift is on Facebook: To get in touch with us, please use: [email protected]

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