On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on confidence in opinions, delegation in marriage, deriving self-esteem from university study, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 9 August 2015. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.

Question 3: Deriving Self-Esteem from University Study

Upcoming Q&A Radio: Sunday, 9 August 2015

On Sunday, 9 August 2015, Greg Perkins and I will answer three questions, including this question on deriving self-esteem from university study, on Philosophy in Action Radio. This episode of internet radio airs at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 9 August 2015, in our live studio. If you can't listen live, you'll find the podcast on the episode's archive page.

Question 3: Deriving Self-Esteem from University Study: Can a person derive any self-esteem or happiness from university study? Study is not a productive activity: it is preparation for future productivity. In light of this, how can I draw any self-esteem from my studies, whether successful or not? Can I consider my learning as "productive achievement" even though I am not making any money from it or creating anything? Do I have to wait until later to start being happy or feeling self-esteem? Should I be working on the side while taking classes?

To view the other questions, visit the episode's page.

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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell. 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 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 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.

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