Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 12 April 2015
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 12 April 2015. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this section below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
The questions were:
- Would it be wrong to say, "When you die, nothing happens" instead of "God bless you" when someone sneezes?
- Is it okay to copy and distribute someone's intellectual property if that person doesn't believe in intellectual property?
- Isn't there a risk in a society without government welfare that the poor would commit crimes in order to go to prison and get free food, shelter etc.?
- Duration: 5:01
- Download: MP3 Segment (1.7 MB)
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell (formerly Diana Hsieh). I'm a philosopher, and I've long specialized in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I completed my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. I retired from work as a public intellectual in 2015.
From September 2009 to September 2015, I produced a radio show and podcast, Philosophy in Action Radio. In the primary show, my co-host Greg Perkins and I answered questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life. We broadcast live over the internet on Sunday mornings.
My first book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. 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 second book (and online course), Explore Atlas Shrugged, is a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to study Ayn Rand's epic novel in depth.
I can be reached via e-mail to email@example.com.