On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on afterlife without god, concealing a pet from a landlord, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 28 September 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: Blaming Crime Victims · Q&A: Constitutional Carry · Q&A: Hijacking Ayn Rand's Ideas · Q&A: Rescuing Other People's Pets · Q&A: Large Egos · Q&A: Net Neutrality · Q&A: "The Friend Zone" · Q&A: Making Hard Choices · Q&A: Frivolous Lawsuits · Interview: Kelly Elmore on Why Growth Mindsets Matter · Q&A: Changing Personality Traits · Q&A: Debating Christian Versus Objectivist Ethics · Q&A: Conning Jerks and Blowhards · Podcast: Moral Conflicts and the Virtue of Justice · Q&A: Accepting Voluntary Sacrifices · Q&A: Agnosticism

From The


Deflating Bragging Looters · Compulsory Vaccination · Universalization as an Ethical Test · Atheists Patronizing Religious Businesses · The Sex Scandals of Politicians · Welfare Reform Versus Immigration Reform · Laws and Regulations · Interest in a Lover's Writings · Teachers Demanding Confidentiality · JK Rowling's Welfare Payments · Desires and Determinism · To Recycle or Not · Working for the IRS Versus Collecting Welfare · Review of the Movie Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 · Teaching Children to Share · Responding to Panhandlers · Giving Away Unhealthy Food · The Validity of Psychic Powers · Child Support from Unwilling Fathers · Voting for Horrible Politicians · Philosophy in Romance

In The


Is it wrong to suggest that a crime victim should have taken greater precautions? · Should a person study mindsets before philosophy? · Was the Civil War fought for just reasons? · What's right or wrong in Michael Huemer's critique of "The Objectivist Ethics"? · Is charity to strangers virtuous? · Is voting for the welfare statist policies and politicians an initiation of force? · Should scientists value philosophy? · Should medical debt be treated like any other debt in a person's FICA score? · Should judges refuse to hear cases from lawyers behind frivolous suits? · Are sports fans collectivists?

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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