“Life After Dobbs” Episode 10: Carl Trueman on the Philosophy Behind the Abortion Debate

On the tenth episode of the Life After Dobbs podcast, Ryan and Alexandra host EPPC Fellow Carl R. Trueman to examine the anthropological and philosophical questions underlying the abortion debate. In his book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Carl explains the history of the ideas which led to this rhetorical chasm and shows the connection between long-dead thinkers and contemporary politics. The Christian worldview, characterized by dependence and relationship, is sharply contrasted to that of the modern Left and its preference for autonomy and self-expression.

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EPPC Fellow Carl R. Trueman


Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd)

Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis)

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Life After Dobbs is a production of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. For more information, follow us on Twitter (@EPPCdc) or visit our website at eppc.org.

Produced by Josh Britton and Mark Shanoudy

Edited by Sarah Schutte

Art by Ella Sullivan Ramsay

with additional support by Christopher McCaffery and Alex Gorman

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