On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on questions about religious beliefs, the power of fiction, trusting a therapist, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 12 July 2015. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: Satisfying Social Needs · Q&A: Executing Insane Murderers · Q&A: Ideological Consistency · Q&A: Exceptions to Rules · Q&A: Judgments of Men Versus Women for Sexual Relationships with Minors · Q&A: Respect without Agreement · Q&A: Political Correctness · Q&A: Responsibility for Stolen Firearms · Q&A: Responsibility for a Child · Q&A: Career without Aptitude · Q&A: Needs Versus Wants · Q&A: Medical Care for the Poor · Podcast: Workshop on Procrastination · Q&A: Philosophical Underpinnings of Fixed Versus Growth Mindsets · Q&A: John Galt's Motor · Q&A: Acting Rightly

From The


Fervent Hatred for President Obama · Personality Theory and Ethics · Second-hand Smoke · Parenting as a Central Purpose · Objectivism Versus Secular Humanism · "Stand Your Ground" Laws · The Nature of Addiction · The Value of Horror Movies · Obligation, Responsibility, and Duty · Desires and Determinism · Unfriendly Disputes in Online Communities · Hate Crime Laws · Overcoming Perfectionism · The Possibility of an Atheistic Afterlife · Upselling to Unwary Customers · Concern for the Rights of Rights-Violators · The Validity of Gay Marriage · Net Neutrality · Buying Books with Military Secrets · Third Party Payments in Medicine · The Basis of Manners

In The


When is delegation in a marriage irresponsible or unwise? · Should I change my name when I marry? · Is it wrong to take up a hobby for the sake of dating? · Is loving and excelling at the process of the work enough for a career? · Is it wrong for a woman not to report a sexual assault? · Do my parents have a right to force me to take a paternity test? · Why do you think men have dominated societies throughout most of history? · How do altruists cope with their own moral hypocrisy? · Why are there so many popular songs idealizing women who don't know they are beautiful? · How can I be less annoyed with "Atlas Shrugged"?

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 most Sunday mornings and some 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 discuss 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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