Simon Nightingale on BBC Radio 3, 2 April: listen

Simon Nightingale did a short talk on distributive justice, referring to John Rawls, in Shropshire Radio’s Sunday morning “Faith and Ethics” program.

To hear it go to and listen on the time line from 1.18.15 to 1.23.50.

He then talked about the recent problems of the neurology service at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital until 1.27.00

Simon Nightingale on radio: identity, labelling, prejudice and discrimination – and humanism

Simon_NightingaleSimon Nightingale was on BBC Radio Shropshire on Sunday morning talking about identity, labelling, prejudice and discrimination – and humanism.

If you would like to hear it (available for 7 days) go to and listen on the time line from 1:16:50 to 1:22:00.


Simon Nightingale on radio: Wisdom and tolerance

Simon_NightingaleSimon Nightingale talks about wisdom and tolerance, and how it can be learned from adversity, from 1h:21 to 1h:27 on the timeline. Available until the following Sunday.

Simon Nightingale interview on BBC Radio Shropshire, 4 March

Simon_NightingaleSimon says he didn’t have a chance to say all that he would
have liked to say.
To hear it go to:-
and listen on the time line between 2.13.00 and 2.23.00.

Online now: Simon Nightingale on moral decisions and trolleyology

exphilSimon Nightingale, our chairman, spoke on BBC Radio Shropshire’s “Pause for Thought” today.

Simon’s talk discusses how our instinctive moral decisions are often very good, but sometimes can lead us astray. He illustrates this with examples of thought experiments known as trolleyology. If you would like to read more about how intuition can lead us astray – try Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. For an entertaining account of trolley-ology and a simple review of normative ethics, try Would you Kill the Fat Man by David Edmonds.

Listen between 1:19:15 and 1:25:30 on the time-line. It is available to listen to for the next 29 days.

Simon Nightingale on radio: freethinking in Bangladesh, and human rights

Simon_NightingaleSimon gave another  Pause for Thought on Radio Shropshire on Sunday morning. You can listen to it by going to between 1:20:00 to 1:25:00 on the timeline. The programme is available for 7 days.

The present UK government is planning to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, mainly because they don’t want to give human rights to those they don’t like. For example, David Cameron is reported as saying that the thought of giving prisoners the vote (as required by ECHR) made him feel physically sick.

Simon Nightingale on BBC Shropshire on how we know what’s true

Simon spoke on BBC Radio Shropshire again on 19 April. The talk is online for 7 days. If you would like to listen, it is on the timeline just after 1:21:00:



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