On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on "the friend zone", making hard choices, judges exercising discretion, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 31 August 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.


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Conflict: 54

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Friendship: 51

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Ayn Rand: 36

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Purpose: 13

Love: 13

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Meta-Ethics: 13

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Paleo: 12

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Diet: 11

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Free Will: 11

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Voting: 10

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Duty Ethics: 10

Young Adults: 10

Proof: 10

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John Rawls: 9

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God: 9

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Regulations: 9

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Death: 8

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Immanuel Kant: 7

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Siblings: 6

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Relativism: 6

America: 6

Evasion: 6

Gay Marriage: 6

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Drug War: 6

Secrets: 6

Holidays: 6

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Fitness: 5

Islam: 5

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Cosmology: 5

Pets: 5

Property Rights: 5

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Music: 5

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Duty: 5

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Boundaries: 5

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Objectivist Movement: 5

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Body Image: 5

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Logic: 4

Induction: 4

Biology: 4

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Fatherhood: 4

Rules: 4

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Generosity: 4

Individualism: 4

Guilt: 4

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Addiction: 4

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Fraud: 4

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Body Modification: 4

Predation: 4

Motivation: 4

Animal Rights: 4

Compartmentalization: 4

Child Support: 4

Humor: 4

Temptation: 4

Corruption: 3

Redemption: 3

Self-Improvement: 3

Axioms: 3

Common Sense: 3

The Fountainhead: 3

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Reputation: 3

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Suicide: 3

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Introversion: 3

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Human Nature: 3

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Reason: 3

GTD: 3

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Jealousy: 3

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Memory: 2

Persistence: 2

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Death Penality: 2

Gifts: 2

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Corporations: 2

Barack Obama: 2

MMA: 2

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College: 2

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Life Extension: 2

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Statism: 2

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Decision-Making: 2

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Media: 2

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Anthem: 2

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SnowCon: 2

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Empathy: 2

Absolutes: 2

Painting: 2

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Selfishness: 2

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Afterlife: 2

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Football: 2

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Perception: 2

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Mistakes: 2

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Personal Identity: 2

Bigotry: 2

Trust: 2

Mind-Body Connection: 2

Meaning: 2

Goals: 2

Schools: 2

Colorado: 2

Mind: 2

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Mindsets: 1

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Self-Deception: 1

Conflicts of Interest: 1

Desert: 1

Consciousness: 1

Infanticide: 1

Philosophy of Mind: 1

Judith Thomson: 1

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Regret: 1

Television: 1

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Social Contract Theory: 1

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David Hume: 1

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Rationalization: 1

Prayer: 1

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Retirement: 1

Intelligence: 1

Energy: 1

Procrastination: 1

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Choice: 1

Courage: 1

Deduction: 1

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Obedience: 1

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Tabula Rasa: 1

Honor Ethics: 1

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Foundationalism: 1

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Thucydides: 1

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Concepts: 1

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Intuitions: 1

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Thomas Nagel: 1

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Non-identity Problem: 1

Thomas Hobbes: 1

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