Nancy Sherman with Ira Glass in This American Life:
What's In A Number? Act Three. What Do We Do with These Numbers Anyway?
So if, in fact, 100,000 Iraqis died because of the war — and that number is a year old — what do we do with that number? So Ira turns to Nancy Sherman, who writes about the military and its values. She's a professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and was the Distinguished Chair of Ethics at the U.S. Navy Academy. She also wrote Stoic Warriors. (3 minutes)
Kojo Namdi Show: The Warrior's Mind Lessons from the lives of the early Greek philosophers, the Stoics, are a fundamental part of military teaching. We look at the way Stoic teaching is incorporated into the Warrior Mentality, and whether the "stoic" approach...
Saturday Extra, with Geraldine Doogue abc radio national Since the invasion of Iraq there has been a very live debate around the ethics of this particular conflict. Nancy Sherman explores the moral dilemmas faced by US troops fighting in Iraq. Do these dilemmas differ from those faced by troops in other theatres of war?
Stoics at war THE PHILOSOPHER'S ZONE
abc radio national Recent philosophical debate on war has focused on the idea that you don't just have to fight by the rules; you also have to be fighting in a just cause. But does this ignore much of the moral context of a soldier's life. What binds comrades in arms together? What about stress and what about grief, and what does the ancient Roman philosophy of Stoicism have to tell us about it?
Watch Nancy Sherman with panel speakers James Fallows, senior writer and national correspondent for The Atlantic; C.J. Chivers, New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and former Marine; Brigadier Gen. (Ret, Army) Stephen Xenakis, MD, a psychiatrist who conducts clinical research on posttraumatic stress and has regularly assessed detainees at Guantanamo.
The War That Starts When Troops Come Home from War:
Nancy Sherman joins David to discuss the consequences of war on service members, including PTSD, and the psychological impact of drone warfare
Drawing on a background in philosophy as well as in psychoanalysis, Sherman addresses questions of moral responsibility regarding the 2.6 million soldiers now returning home, and shows how society needs to consider issues ranging from disappointment to alienation to traumatization to help veterans find the inner peace they’ve lost during their service on the frontlines.
In this month’s episode, Ryan Cury, a Trade Marketing Manager in the New York office, sat down with Nancy Sherman, author of Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers, to discuss the painful questions veterans bring home from war, as well as the possibility of inner healing.
CSPAN INTERVIEW Nancy Sherman talked about her latest book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers. Professor Sherman was interviewed at Georgetown University as part of Book TV's College Series. Watch the video
Politics & ProsE BOOKTALK Politics & Prose, an independent bookstore in Washington,
DC hosted Dr. Nancy Sherman for a lively discussion of her book, THE UNTOLD WAR. Watch the video
The Untold War
Georgetown professor, Dr. Nancy Sherman, discusses what we can learn from soldiers about the morality of war. Dr. Sherman's new book, The Untold War: Inside the Hearts, Minds, and Souls of Our Soldiers will be in bookstores on 1 March 2010. Watch the video
April 09, 2010 — Nancy Sherman, Ph.D., University
Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University,
gave this lecture called The Other War: The Guilt
Soldiers Carry, on December 4, 2008 at Washington
and Lee University, Lexington, VA. Watch the video