Jay Odenbaugh, Philosophy, Lewis and Clark College

Prof. Jay Odenbaugh discusses risk, moral psychology, and obligations to nature.

Interview Questions:

  • 0:06: What are your thoughts on risk and moral psychology?
  • 1:35: How do Kahan’s findings bear on the philosophy of science?
  • 3:21: Can you say something about the nature of this tribalism?
  • 4:36: Do you think there’s any hope for depoliticizing the discourse? And if so, how do we go about doing that?
  • 6:26: What do you say to people who think that it’s not a matter of insurance, but rather a role for government (and so, therefore, that this is only really about politics)?
  • 7:18: Why don’t you tell us a bit about your work on rewilding and assisted migration?
  • 8:59: Do you think we have any obligation to save nature or to save species? If so, what is the nature of that obligation?
  • 10:35: Do you think we have any obligations to future generations?