The How to of Daily Ethics: Why I like Randy Cohen

I was falling behind on listening to some podcasts when I realized that Randy Cohen produced his last edition of “The Ethicist” for The New York Times. I found Randy insightful and humorous; however, more importantly, he was willing to take up the issues of daily applied ethics. Much of applied ethics is taken up with such topics as medical or environmental ethics.  These are important issues that involve public discourse, laws and regulations, and have a wide impact upon society. What Randy did was applied ethics to our daily lives. He would ask questions of who benefits and who is harmed by the action. There were issues of being honest so that others could make informed choices. Randy’s writings, or, as I preferred, his podcast provided a connection for me to a fellow human being working on the problems that each of us face in our ever-day lives. I look forward to his future projects including a NPR show. You can follow Randy on facebook at!/pages/Randy-Cohen/161155330602371


About William Blumberg

I engage in religious philosophy within a Pagan context. I serve on the Board of Directors of Cherry Hill Seminary and the Conference on Current Pagan Studies.
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1 Response to The How to of Daily Ethics: Why I like Randy Cohen

  1. Randy Cohen says:

    Thanks for the kind words.

    As you might know, I’m working on what I hope will become a public radio program akin to what I did in the Times. You can listen to the first pilot — we’ll revise and do another — here:

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