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Connections: Nuclear Ethics


In marking 70 years since the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we're asking how ethics and philosophy professors are teaching the subject of nuclear ethics. In discussing the ethics of bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki, what are the central considerations? Is it - as some argue - a simple question of math? Supporters of using the bomb looked at projections of casualties in a ground invasion, comparing that to the losses from the bombing. We'll discuss that and more with our guests:

  • Richard Dees, associate professor of Philosophy; associate professor of Bioethics; director of program in Bioethics
  • Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese, University of Rochester
  • Eric Wheeler, Counseling Center and Veteran Services at MCC