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)
Exploring Ethics in Today's World
Once you start looking, questions of ethics are everywhere. Take a look. Here you'll find suggestions for exploring possible key questions AND ideas for research once you've chosen your question.
When can you use a stereotype in advertising and when is it unethical?
Statement of Ethics from the American Marketing Association
Ideas for Exploring Key Questions
Here are some ethical questions from the NPR show, On the Media:
- Internet privacy issues, "We post nothing about our daughter"
- Ethics of Kickstarter campaigns and crowdsourced fundraising
- 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? When do you cross the line?
More key question ideas:
- Adblock Plus takes money to let some ads through. How does this square with their stated purpose of blocking pop-up ads?
- 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.
- What are the ethics for political ads and political campaigns? See Peter Hoekstra's ad on "Debby SpenditNow"?
- 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.