On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on the justice of defamation laws, pursuing justice at great personal cost, the cultural effects of superhero movies, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 27 July 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: Conservative Allies in Politics · Q&A: Flunking a Student · Q&A: Guilt about Refusing Requests · Chat: Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Four · Podcast: Moral Amplifiers · Q&A: Limited Government · Q&A: Enjoying the Moment · Q&A: Psychological Egoism, Take Two · Q&A: The Purpose of Atlas Shrugged · Q&A: Limiting Another's Generosity · Interview: Dr. Paul Hsieh on Understanding the Three Languages of Politics · Q&A: One Thought Too Many in Egoism · Q&A: Drunk Driving in a Free Society · Q&A: Dogs Versus Private Property · Chat: Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Three · Q&A: "Stand Your Ground" Laws

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Romantic Infatuation · Deductive Reasoning · Consuming Celebrity News · The Legality of DDoS Attacks · The Morality of Price Gouging · Alternatives to America · Warning Others about Dangerous People · Selling Yourself into Slavery · Free Speech of Government Officials · Semi-Automatic Handguns Versus Revolvers · Working for a Minister · Making Fun of Others · Giving the Benefit of the Doubt · Resisting Illegitimate Police Action · Stealing Valor · Broken Relationships · Cutting Ties with an Abusive Parent · Objectivism and Psychology · Child Labor Laws · Helpful Criticism of Others · The Morality of an Armed Society

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Are magic shows a form of art? · Do artists deserve royalties from unique works with every sale? · Was Facebook's psychological experiment unethical? · What is the role of free will in literature? · Does resiliency as an adult require enduring hardship as a child? · What is wrong with Immanuel Kant's essay "What Is Enlightenment?"? · Are the police in a mixed economy worthy of respect? · It is wrong to refuse to return a dog to owners suspected of neglect? · Is accepting voluntary sacrifices from others moral? · Should a person punish herself for wrongdoing by depriving herself of a value?

About Philosophy in Action

I'm Dr. Diana Hsieh. I'm a philosopher specializing 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.

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

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