On this week’s show, I discuss reparations and global poverty with Dr. Andrew I. Cohen, who serves as director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics at Georgia State University. From his faculty page:
“Andrew I. Cohen’s research focuses on themes in ethics, practical ethics, and social/political philosophy. He has published on themes in Hobbesian political theory, rights theory, and contractarian political morality. His current research focuses on reparations and apologies, the moral standing of nonhuman animals, and global justice.”
In this episode, Dr. Cohen shares his views on the phenomenon of public apologies associated with movements like the MeToo movement, and we move on to consider global poverty in the context of addressing long-standing economic injustice.