by Robert Gressis
David Dick (of the University of Calgary) and Robert Gressis talk about the differences between American and Canadian universities (as usual, the Canadians use funny words); what it’s like to teach in a business school (David often has to sprinkle ethics on papers); David’s research in the philosophy of money (does the nature of money constrain what we can use for money? Or is it the effects of a currency that determine what we should use for money?); David’s thoughts on cryptocurrency (it’s not ideal, but the horse is out of the barn); and David’s thoughts on tipping (he comes not to praise it, but to bury it).
4:45 – What’s the difference between American and Canadian universities? 12:56 – What’s it like to teach in a business school? (And David is stoked about the philosophy of accounting) 33:29 – David’s current research: the philosophy of money, in particular the ethics and ontology of currency. 46:27 – Cryptocurrency, OF COURSE. 1:01:30 – David’s stance on tipping: tipping bad. 1:17:37 – Interest in the philosophy of money is compounding!