On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on ambition as a virtue, happiness without close friends, refusing involvement in a biological child's life, responsibility for a sibling, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 27 April 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.


Topics By Frequency

Ethics: 501

Politics: 163

Relationships: 136

Rights: 135

Law: 133

Communication: 111

Justice: 100

Honesty: 88

Psychology: 81

Philosophy: 80

Epistemology: 80

Parenting: 77

Business: 76

Government: 72

Romance: 68

Children: 67

Religion: 62

Objectivism: 59

Conflict: 53

Emotions: 50

Friendship: 49

Rationality: 48

Integrity: 47

Metaphysics: 47

Moral Wrongs: 47

Values: 46

Culture: 46

Work: 45

Free Society: 45

Marriage: 42

Activism: 41

Health: 39

Family: 39

Character: 38

Literature: 37

Judgment: 36

Crime: 35

Ayn Rand: 35

Medicine: 34

Responsibility: 34

Dating: 33

Career: 33

Egoism: 33

Sex: 33

Atlas Shrugged: 32

Art: 31

Personality: 29

Atheism: 29

Christianity: 28

Independence: 28

Introspection: 27

Education: 27

Abortion: 26

Benevolence: 25

Psycho-Epistemology: 25

Self-Interest: 24

Sacrifice: 23

Elections: 23

Science: 23

Productiveness: 20

Sanction: 19

Adult Children: 19

Life: 19

History: 18

Internet: 18

Capitalism: 17

Productivity: 16

Altruism: 16

GLBT: 15

Technology: 15

Economics: 15

Finances: 15

Foreign Policy: 14

Nutrition: 14

Etiquette: 14

Property: 14

Personal Values: 13

Purpose: 13

Welfare: 13

Respect: 13

Self-Sacrifice: 13

Sports: 13

Paleo: 12

Love: 12

Alcohol/Drugs: 12

Academia: 12

Immigration: 12

Privacy: 12

Firearms: 11

Pregnancy: 11

Diet: 11

Food: 11

Conservatism: 11

Aristotle: 11

Self-Defense: 11

Free Speech: 11

Racism: 10

Contracts: 10

Punishment: 10

Social Media: 10

Free Will: 10

Sexism: 10

Young Adults: 10

Proof: 10

Charity: 10

Torts: 10

Animals: 10

Virtue: 10

Voting: 9

Faith: 9

Race: 9

Intellectual Property: 9

Meta-Ethics: 9

Self-Control: 9

Regulations: 9

Republican Party: 9

Discrimination: 9

Death: 8

God: 8

Infidelity: 8

Military: 8

Pride: 8

Habits: 8

Objectivity: 8

Theology: 8

Film: 8

Aesthetics: 8

Pleasure: 8

Compromise: 8

Language: 8

Egalitarianism: 8

Risk: 8

Hobbies: 8

Creationism: 8

Emergencies: 7

Manipulation: 7

Libertarianism: 7

Environmentalism: 7

Willpower: 7

Wealth: 7

Central Purpose: 7

Mental Illness: 7

Evil: 7

Evolution: 7

John Rawls: 6

Progress: 6

Forgiveness: 6

Immanuel Kant: 6

Siblings: 6

Disability: 6

Relativism: 6

America: 6

Skills: 6

Gay Marriage: 6

Luck: 6

Secrets: 6

Holidays: 6

Taxes: 6

Fitness: 5

Violence: 5

Cosmology: 5

Apocalypticism: 5

Thomas Aquinas: 5

Self-Esteem: 5

Adoption: 5

Collectivism: 5

Duty Ethics: 5

Judaism: 5

Community: 5

Evasion: 5

Drug War: 5

Beauty: 5

Gender: 5

Duty: 5

Causality: 5

Physics: 5

Objectivist Movement: 5

War: 5

Islam: 4

Logic: 4

Induction: 4

Biology: 4

Pets: 4

China: 4

Obligation: 4

Fatherhood: 4

Happiness: 4

Rationalism: 4

Individualism: 4

Moral Amplifiers: 4

Trader Principle: 4

Addiction: 4

Hedonism: 4

Music: 4

Utilitarianism: 4

Competition: 4

Boundaries: 4

Anarchism: 4

Body Modification: 4

Motivation: 4

Animal Rights: 4

Moral Luck: 4

Compartmentalization: 4

Child Support: 4

Humor: 4

Temptation: 4

Parents: 4

Body Image: 4

Campaign Finance: 4

Corruption: 3

Redemption: 3

Self-Improvement: 3

The Fountainhead: 3

Mental Health: 3

Property Rights: 3

Rules: 3

Determinism: 3

Guilt: 3

Value-Density: 3

Planning: 3

Multiculturalism: 3

Concentration: 3

Celebrities: 3

Tolerance: 3

Fraud: 3

Bullying: 3

Police: 3

Introversion: 3

Human Nature: 3

Perfectionism: 3

Expertise: 3

Tradition: 3

Extroversion: 3

Negligence: 3

United States: 3

Psychological Visibility: 3

Reason: 3

Juries: 3

Fun: 3

Jealousy: 3

Spiritual Values: 3

Promises: 2

Memory: 2

Moral Judgment: 2

Positive Discipline: 2

Axioms: 2

Weddings: 2

Allergies: 2

Neighbors: 2

Democratic Party: 2

Finance: 2

Death Penality: 2

Gifts: 2

Genetic Engineering: 2

Style: 2

Corporations: 2

MMA: 2

Barack Obama: 2

Divorce: 2

Corporal Punishment: 2

Materialism: 2

Arbitrage: 2

College: 2

Bankruptcy: 2

Unions: 2

Life Extension: 2

Flourishing: 2

Statism: 2

LGBT: 2

Leadership: 2

Polygamy: 2

Sharing: 2

Coalition for Secular Government: 2

Nudity: 2

Personhood: 2

Pragmatism: 2

Feminism: 2

Media: 2

Fashion: 2

Anthem: 2

Nuisances: 2

Generosity: 2

Constitution: 2

Universality: 2

Reputation: 2

SnowCon: 2

Discretion: 2

Empathy: 2

Absolutes: 2

Painting: 2

Selfishness: 2

Subconscious: 2

In-Laws: 2

Hypocrisy: 2

Management: 2

Society: 2

Suicide: 2

Perfection: 2

Rape: 2

Freedom of Association: 2

Deliberation: 2

Skepticism: 2

Circumcision: 2

Consent: 2

Events: 2

Defamation: 2

Stress: 2

Opportunities: 2

Predation: 2

Child Abuse: 2

Monogamy: 2

Narcissism: 2

Afterlife: 2

Football: 2

GTD: 2

Fame: 2

Perception: 2

Revenge: 2

Smoking: 2

Groups: 2

Economy: 2

Personal Identity: 2

Bigotry: 2

Trust: 2

Mind-Body Connection: 2

Meaning: 2

Goals: 2

Schools: 2

Colorado: 2

Mind: 2

Mysticism: 1

Terrorism: 1

Self-Deception: 1

Conflicts of Interest: 1

Desert: 1

Consciousness: 1

Persistence: 1

Infanticide: 1

Philosophy of Mind: 1

Judith Thomson: 1

Television: 1

Architecture: 1

Common Sense: 1

Patriotism: 1

State's Rights: 1

Canada: 1

Social Contract Theory: 1

Communism: 1

Paternalism: 1

David Hume: 1

Bible: 1

Context: 1

Sexual Harassment: 1

Statistics: 1

Loyalty: 1

Polyamory: 1

Principles: 1

Trade: 1

Value Hierarchy: 1

Long-Range Thinking: 1

Censorship: 1

Great Depression: 1

Sense of Life: 1

Harassment: 1

Certainty: 1

Rationalization: 1

Prayer: 1

Lifestyle: 1

Retirement: 1

Intelligence: 1

Energy: 1

Procrastination: 1

Vigilantism: 1

Choice: 1

Courage: 1

Deduction: 1

Decision-Making: 1

Theft: 1

Passive Income: 1

Obedience: 1

Tabula Rasa: 1

Honor Ethics: 1

Pornography: 1

Mental Inertia: 1

Foundationalism: 1

Cowardice: 1

Thucydides: 1

Sympathy: 1

Obesity: 1

Existentialism: 1

Concepts: 1

Shaming: 1

Mixed Economy: 1

Slavery: 1

Prudence: 1

Relationship: 1

Intuitions: 1

Definition: 1

Security: 1

Secular Humanism: 1

Hate Crimes: 1

Retributivism: 1

Benevolent Universe Premise: 1

Time Management: 1

Colonization: 1

Poverty: 1

Co-Workers: 1

Ambition: 1

Thomas Nagel: 1

Survival: 1

Non-identity Problem: 1

Thomas Hobbes: 1

Control: 1

Paranormal: 1

Copyright: 1

American Revolution: 1

Nihilism: 1

Psychological Egoism: 1

Herodotus: 1

Money: 1

Pollution: 1

Error: 1

Duty-Ethics: 1

Self-Destruction: 1

Liberals: 1

Future: 1

Malevolent Universe Premise: 1

Subjectivism: 1

Inheritance: 1

Pensions: 1

Progressivism: 1

Meta-Politics: 1

Marketing: 1

Privilege: 1

Chivalry: 1

Color: 1

Masculinity/Femininity: 1

Moral Attitudes: 1

Anselm of Canterbury: 1

Emotionalism: 1

Comparative Advantage: 1

Harry Potter: 1

Virtues: 1

Moral Psychology: 1

Cloning: 1

Prostitution: 1

Surprise: 1

Greed: 1

Causation: 1

Alimony: 1

Vanity: 1

Authenticity: 1

Homesteading: 1

Mistakes: 1

Equality: 1

Conservatives: 1

Focus: 1

Self-Confidence: 1

Japan: 1

Democrats: 1

Trolley Problem: 1

Wedding: 1

Friedrich Hayek: 1

Artificial Intelligence: 1

Rewards: 1

Photography: 1

Adultery: 1

Humility: 1

Breastfeeding: 1

Tenacity: 1

Citizenship: 1


About Philosophy in Action

I'm Dr. Diana Hsieh. I'm a philosopher specializing 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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday evenings, I interview an expert guest about a topic of interest.

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