On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on the objectivity of manners, fighting words, obsessing over past conversations, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 30 November 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: The Moral Arguments for Veganism and Vegetarianism · Q&A: Courage as a Struggle Against Fear · Q&A: Ungrateful People · Podcast: Ayn Rand's Philosophy: Myth Versus Reality · Podcast: The Cultivation of Character · Q&A: Anarchism's Case Against Government · Q&A: The Value of Sportsmanship · Q&A: Sleeping Around · Q&A: Improving Candidates for Office · Q&A: Increasing Psychological Visibility · Q&A: Abortion and Rights in Pregnancy · Q&A: Voters' Responsibility for Politicians · Q&A: Charity to Strangers · Q&A: Quitting or Waiting to be Fired · Q&A: Psychics in a Free Society · Q&A: Fear of Leading a Worthless Life

From The


Adopting Ideas by Default · Judging Others When I'm Flawed · Wealth Creation · Police Lying to Suspects · The Wrong of Incest Between Consenting Adults · The Principle of Sustainability · Acting Out Emotions Versus Acting On Emotions · Sex-Selective Abortions · Online Privacy · Profiting from the Ignorance of Others · Replying to Intrusive Inquiries · Identifying Dangerous People · Responding to Expressions of Hatred for Work · Laws and Regulations · The 2012 Election Results · Judging Young Adults Fairly · Maintaining Civility Online · The Cultural Effects of Superhero Movies · Parental Support of Adult Children · Restrooms for the Transgendered in Transition · The Meaning of Life

In The


What is the value of "political correctness"? · Is it wrong to live tweet conversations between strangers that you overhear? · Is suicide a wrong choice for a person with terminal illness? · Should a political candidate deceive voters in the service of protecting rights? · Should I do something nice for a coworker I dislike? · Should I put my cat down rather than leave him in a shelter? · Why do socialists hate the market yet use it for their needs? · Do people have a right to food and shelter? · What counts as a fair book review? · Does social convention have any place in politics or ethics?

About Philosophy in Action

I'm Dr. Diana Hsieh. I'm a philosopher specializing in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. My book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, is available for purchase in paperback, as well as for Kindle and Nook. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."

My radio show, Philosophy in Action Radio, broadcasts live over the internet on Sunday mornings and most Thursday evenings. On Sunday mornings, I answer questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life in a live hour-long show. Greg Perkins of Objectivist Answers co-hosts the show. On Thursday evenings, I interview an expert guest or chat about a topic of interest.

If you join us for the live broadcasts, you can ask follow-up questions and make comments in the text-based chat. Otherwise, you can listen to the podcast by subscribing to our Podcast RSS Feed. You can also peruse the podcast archive, where episodes and questions are sorted by date and by topic.

For regular commentary, announcement, and humor, read my blog NoodleFood and subscribe to its Blog RSS Feed. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and connect on social media too.

I can be reached via e-mail to diana@philosophyinaction.com.

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