Popculture and Philosophy
Looking for the Popculture and Philosphy books Prof. Fackler mentioned in class? Try these titles below! Or search the library's catalog using the words "popular culture philosophy" and limit by Series. They aren't located in one place so you'll need the call number to locate them.
The Ethicist Podcast (New York Times)
Finding Materials on Ethics
Once you start looking, questions of ethics are everywhere. Look through this guide. Here you'll find suggestions for exploring possible key questions AND ideas for research once you've chosen your question.
When might you use a stereotype in advertising and when is it unethical?
Here are some ethical questions from the NPR show, On the Media:
- What if ads were able to watch you?
- How has the use of aggressive rhetoric in the political arena affected our society?
- Is it all right to stage a scene in order to tell a larger truth in documentary filmmaking? How far is too far?
Other key question ideas:
What is the responsibility of sport journalism in cases like Manti Te'o or Lance Armstrong?
PETA tries to use the Manti Te'o story in its advertising campaign.
Facebook tries to smear Google with false negative publicity. What are the ethical considerations in a Public relations campaign? Is it everything's fair until you get caught?
Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of one of the women on the Bravo show, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills committed suicide. Should there be a Code of ethics for reality TV shows that protects the participants?
Are virtual worlds a values-free zone? Do places have ethical rights? Do ethical actions apply in virtual reality?
Still looking for a key question about ethics? Maybe a post in one of these will help.