Apr 24, 2008

Podcast for Anzac Day

Charles Darwin observed the inhabitants of New Zealand to be the most war-like of nations. The ways in which we continue to commemorate Anzac Day might appear to suggest that our cultural values have changed little in this respect.

Richard Norman (above), Emeritus Professor of moral philosophy at the University of Kent, is the author of Ethics, Killing and War.

In this 18 minute podcast he argues for pacificism, a position which is distinct from absolute pacifism, but recognises how difficult it is to provide any moral justification for war.

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