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Sunday, 27 September 2015: Q&A on The Future of America, Vulnerability, Cheating, and More
On Sunday, 27 September 2015, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on the future of the United States, the value of vulnerability, cheating to get a job back, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.
Is the United States finished as a free country? Is vulnerability of value? Should I cheat the system to get my job back?
On Monday, 14 September 2015, I posted a podcast titled "How to Be Principled about Election Politics" to Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.
As the 2012 election approached, many politically active people were busy stumping for their preferred party and its candidates. Alas, too many became wrapped up in "party politics," attacking the opposition as entirely without merit and ignoring the defects on their own side. They lost sight of what really matters – the principle of individual rights. The result was – and is – ever-worse violations of our rights by politicians of all stripes. It's time for advocates of liberty to reverse that trend. This talk was given to Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons on 13 August 2012.
Sunday, 6 September 2015: Q&A on Workplace Diversity, Date Rape, and Dating Filters
On Sunday, 6 September 2015, Arthur Zey and I answered questions on workplace diversity, accusations of date rape, evaluating romantic prospects, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.
Is the lack of racial and sexual diversity in the workplace a problem? What's the proper response to an accusation of date rape in the absence of hard evidence? How can I efficiently evaluate potential romantic prospects?
Sunday, 30 August 2015: Q&A on Impartialist Ethics, Name Changes, and More
On Sunday, 30 August 2015, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on impartialism in ethics, changing names with marriage, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.
Does ethics require impartiality? Should I change my name when I marry?
About Philosophy in Action
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.