I enjoy doing interviews about my work. Here are some you can listen to:
– On whether the pandemic has revealed the unassailability of utilitarianism – at ABC’s podcast The Minefield.
– On the nature of group agents and their duties – at ABC’s podcast The Philosopher’s Zone.
– On the moral values that might come out of the coronavirus pandemic – at ABC’s podcast The Minefield.
– On which individuals do wrong when an organisation does wrong – at the independent podcast Dialogues.
– On collective responsibility – at ACU’s podcast Thinking Philosophy.
– On social responsibility and culpability – at 3CR Community Radio’s podcast Radical Philosophy.
– On organisations’ climate-related responsibilities – at the magazine Alusta.
I’ve also written a few accessible articles for media outlets:
– Tradies and Trade-offs: The Price of Mandatory Vaccination at the ABC.
– Sex Under Lockdown, But Not Friendship? The Discriminations of Intimacy at the ABC (with a follow-up interview at The Conversation here).
– Are You Complicit In Deaths If You Don’t Stay Home? How to Do Good During the Virus Lockdown at The Conversation.
– Why We Should Care About ‘Care Ethics’ at the ABC.
– When Banks Go Bad, Who’s to Blame? at the ABC.
– Group Duties at The Page 99 Test.
I’ve ran sessions with high school students on the ethics of giving to charity, and on the importance of individual action in solving large-scale problems, and on whether individual citizens are culpable for what their states do. I’m always keen to do more of that. I spoke to the Port Macquarie Philosophy Forum about citizens’ responsibility for their states’ actions in October 2019. I spoke to Melbourne’s Lyceum Club about the same topic in September 2020.
Perhaps the most fun public engagement activity I’ve done was called “Stand-Up Philosophy”, in which two comedians and two philosophers each gave twenty-minute talks on the topic of “Effective Altruism.” You can check out my talk on YouTube.