Wolterstorff’s Theory of Situated Rationality

Dr. Nathan Shannon, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology at Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, Korea, talks with us about his new book, Shalom and the Ethics of Belief: Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Theory of Situated Rationality. Dr. Shannon is joined by Nathan Sasser, PhD student in philosophy at the University of South Carolina.

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Stephen Krogh

2 years ago

Thanks for an interesting discussion! I wanted to contribute what little I could and direct you guys to Anscombe’s “Mr. Truman’s Degree,” for a (relatively) contemporary analysis of the difficulties consequentialist thinking can occasion. It is a particularly useful text, and one I use in my introductory courses, because her example is controversial, one that most westerners think justifiable, namely the twin nuclear bombings of Japan at the close of WWII. I’ve provided a link to the work below, if you’re interested.

Thanks, again, for an interesting episode. I hope to see more in the future, and not spaced out quite so long!

Cheers,

Stephen

the link: https://www.law.upenn.edu/live/files/3032-anscombe-mr-trumans-degreepdf

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