#186 - Christopher Bartel: VIOLENCE IN VIDEO GAMES, VR Prisons, Taliban Sanctions, Virtue Ethics, & Trolley Problem Twist

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On this episode of The AUXORO Podcast, Christopher Bartel and Zach discuss what makes it morally right versus wrong to commit acts of violence in video games, how virtual reality could be used as a tool to teach morality to prisoners, the recent Taliban sanctions on a popular video game, what made Chris become a virtue ethicist during the writing of his book, how virtual reality affects how people perform in the traditional trolley experiment, and more.

Guest bio: Christopher Bartel is a Professor Of Philosophy at Appalachian State University with a focus on video games, philosophy of music, philosophy of technology, and media ethics. He is also the author of the book Video Games, Violence, and the Ethics of Fantasy: Killing Time.

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