Time Can Be Rewritten: Meddling and Morals

Time Can Be Rewritten: Meddling and Morals

Is it possible for the Doctor to change history? Wait, never mind that. Is it ETHICAL? An examination of Doctor Who through the lens of moral philosophy.

NOTE: Post was added in April 2022 and backdated to reflect video publication date

Is it possible for the Doctor to change history? Wait, never mind that. Is it ETHICAL? An examination of Doctor Who through the lens of moral philosophy.

Hat tip to The Good Place.

This is adapted from a presentation I gave at Gallifrey One 2019, as part of the Academic Track (which has since been rebranded as "Tardis Talks". If you've got Doctor Who topic you've got big things to say about, you should consider presenting at the con at some point in the future! Reach out via email [tom at nowwearealltom dot com] if you want advice or assistance. Officers and cars respond to all calls. Pull to open.

Content warnings:

  • Suicide, for about 7:50 - 8:00 into the video.
  • Racism, for a section of the video that runs from about 11:55 ┬áto 14:10.