• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
  • 29.8    |    
    Why is philosophy important to the economic issues that we currently face?
  • 01:18.5    |    
    Is there something wrong with the common good and collective interests?
  • Are these moral issues?
  • 02:46.5    |    
    Do many people perceive capitalism as amoral?
  • 03:42.879999999999995    |    
    What is wrong with being altruistic?
  • 04:16.350000000000022    |    
    What advice would you give students who want to separate themselves from mainstream ideas that promote altruism and collective morality?
  • 05:5.5    |    
    In terms of morality, is it good to sacrifice oneself for the benefit of others?
  • 06:6.5    |    
    Do you see a light at the end of the tunnel in terms of current social and political changes?
  • 07:21.5    |    
    How do politicians react to prevalent ideas and to the will of the voters?
  • 08:51.60000000000002    |    
    Final words
  • 08:58    |    
    Final credits

Interview with John Lewis by Luis Figueroa

New Media  | 05 de abril de 2009  | Vistas: 275

John Lewis explains that it is important to understand the philosophy of capitalism and the free market in order to better comprehend the economic issues we face today.  He argues that there are many misconceptions regarding the common good and collective interests, which politicians often use to justify the redistribution of income from one group to another.  Lewis emphasizes the importance of individual rights, defines altruism, and addresses widely held notions about self-sacrifice. He also describes how politicians react to society's prevalent views and the will of the voters.


John David Lewis (1955 - 2012) was visiting associate professor at…


Nuestra misión es la enseñanza y difusión de los principios éticos, jurídicos y económicos de una sociedad de personas libres y responsables.

Universidad Francisco Marroquín