On episode 5, Alen and Leon speak with Philosopher and Author Mark D. White about his new book, Batman And Ethics. We explore Batman’s own ethical system and how it differs from other major ethical schools of thought. We also explore his traumatic past and how he became the vigilante hero, and whether or not he would have been the same person if his past were somehow altered.
Along with his release Batman and Ethics, Mark also released in 2019, The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics. Mark D. White is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, and a member of the doctoral faculty in economics at the Graduate Center of CUNY. He is the author of seven books, including Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character.
Mark is also an editor or co-editor of many volumes, including Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation (with Jennifer A. Baker); and author of over sixty journal articles and book chapters in economics, philosophy, and law. He is series editor of On Ethics and Economics (Rowman and Littlefield International) and Perspectives from Social Economics (Palgrave Macmillan), and a co-founder of the blog Economics and Ethics.
About Seize The Moment Podcast
Seize the Moment Podcast teaches its listeners how to grow and live more active and fulfilling lives. We discuss topics from psychology, personal development, neuroscience, and philosophy.
Leon Garber is a philosophical writer, contemplating and elucidating the deep recesses of man’s soul. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist. Specializing in Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma Therapy.
Leon also manages a blog, Leon’s Existential Cafe. The blog explores issues of death, self-esteem, love, freedom, life-meaning, and mental health/mental illness, from both empirical and personal viewpoints.
Alen Ulman is a content creator and life long auto-didact. Alen manages the page Ego Ends Now which is a growing community for expanding consciousness with vital information. Information about science, medicine, self actualization, philosophy, psychology and methods to overcome identification with compulsive thought.
The purpose of Ego Ends Now is to make sure to give everyone in it’s community every tool available to add levity in their own lives. Making it a very real possibility for them to create a life of their own design, and help impact the world and our global community positively.