Preview: Sunday’s Webcast

 Posted by on 3 May 2012 at 10:00 am  Announcements
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In my live Philosophy in Action Webcast on Sunday morning, I’ll answer questions on forgiving yourself, unforgivable acts, the meaning of life, downloading and sharing online videos, and more. Please join us for this hour of lively discussion, where we apply rational principles to the challenges of living virtuous, happy, and free lives!

  • What: Live Philosophy in Action Webcast
  • Who: Diana Hsieh (Ph.D, Philosophy) and Greg Perkins
  • When: Sunday, 6 May 2012 at 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET
  • Where: www.PhilosophyInAction.com/live
Here are the questions that I’ll answer this week:
  • Question 1: Forgiving Yourself: Should we forgive ourselves? How can a person free himself from guilt over past errors and wrongs, particularly irrationality? Should such a person forgive himself – and if so, what does that entail?
  • Question 2: Unforgivable Acts: Can an ordinary person do something unforgivable? Could a friend act in a way that would make rational forgiveness impossible? Might a person do something so hurtful or unfair that you couldn’t ever trust them again? In such cases, how should the person wronged acted towards the unforgivable person?
  • Question 3: The Meaning of Life: Does life have a purpose or meaning? Religious people say that God gives their lives meaning, purpose, and direction. Other people find meaning in doing good for others or society as a whole. As an atheist and egoist, what do you think the purpose of life is? Does it have any inherent meaning – or should a person arbitrarily decide its meaning? And shouldn’t a person think that something is more important than himself and his own petty concerns?
  • Question 4: Downloading and Sharing Online Videos: Is downloading music from YouTube a violation of intellectual property rights? Given that content creators can remove YouTube videos that violate their intellectual property rights, is it wrong to assume that they consent to the posting if they’ve not asked to remove it? It is wrong to watch or share clips that seem to be uploaded without permission? It is wrong to download music from YouTube for my own personal use, whether uploaded by the creator or someone else?
After that, we’ll do a round of totally impromptu “Rapid Fire Questions.”

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I hope to see you on Sunday morning!

  • Jennifer Snow

    Great. Disqus appears to have eaten my first comment.

    • http://www.philosophyinaction.com/ Diana Hsieh

      Boo Hoo! I didn’t get an e-mail alert about it, I don’t think.

   
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