On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on the nature of character, revenge porn, coming out as an atheist, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 1 March 2015. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: Forcing People to Govern · Q&A: Vaccinating for Herd Immunity · Q&A: Minimizing Interruptions at Work · Q&A: Developing Resilience · Q&A: Nuisance Limits for New Technology · Q&A: Spouses Sharing Activities · Q&A: Choosing Between Egoism and Altruism · Q&A: Changing Jobs Quickly · Q&A: The Morality of Boycotts · Q&A: The Regulation of Ultrahazardous Activities · Q&A: Declining Gift Solicitations · Q&A: The Right to Die · Q&A: Marriage without Love · Q&A: Creating Art · Chat: Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Six · Q&A: The Importance of Credibility

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Arranged Marriages · A Cheating Friend · Taking Drugs · The Morality of Jailbreaking · Child Beauty Pageants · Fear of Leading a Worthless Life · Today's Feminist Movement · Desires and Determinism · Warning Others about Dangerous People · Net Neutrality · Staying in a Marriage · Privatizing Prisons · The Cost of Freedom · The Bother of Honesty · Moral Obligations of Children to Parents · Something Greater than Yourself · The Justice of Alimony Payments · Feeling Unproductive · Becoming an Educated Voter · Moral Luck · Letting Friends Fail

In The


Does intuition have any validity? · Do parents have a moral duty to vaccinate their children to improve "herd immunity"? · What are the signs of emotional repression? · Should it be illegal to smoke around children? · What's the value of hierarchical organizations? · Are the religious freedoms of Christian bakers being infringed? · How can I avoid coming out as an atheist to my boyfriend's parents? · Is the existence of a prison system congruent with a free and just society? · Should I trust the medical profession more? · Are people living in a free society obliged to contribute to its government?

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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