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When Moral Laws Collide (Podcast 004)

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Our mid-January podcast features one very tough ethics question, about moral rules in conflict. We present a case study from The Hiding Place, a classic story about Nazi-occupied Holland during World War II.

You are hiding political refugees in your house, and soldiers knock on your door. Do you lie to the soldiers to save a life, or do you tell the truth, putting your guests at risk? Two duties are in conflict: the duty to tell the truth, and the duty to preserve life. How do you decide?


Bioethics, The Hiding Place, lie


Special thanks to Aaron Costerisan, this year’s Center for Bioethics Fellow, who joined in the discussion.

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Special Music: ‘The Sanctuary’ by Paul Lisney

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