Jun 15, 2022
Philosopher and ethicist, Sarah Conly explains why the concept of absolute individual autonomy is flawed, and why in most cases, having too much autonomy can actually be harmful for us, both personally and collectively. We also discuss the different methods of external societal guidance to encourage a positive change in beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours, such as education, behavioural nudges, and coercive paternalism. She argues that in light of our current ecological predicament, we do not have a moral right to have more than one biological child, and why we must balance procreative autonomy with procreative responsibility.
The Overpopulation Podcast features enlightening conversations between Population Balance Executive Director Nandita Bajaj, cohost Alan Ware, and expert guests. We cover a broad variety of topics that explore the impacts of our expanding human footprint on human rights, animal protection, and environmental restoration, as well as individual and collective solutions.
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