On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on the moral arguments for veganism, the validity of concealed carry permits, hijacking Ayn Rand's ideas, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 21 September 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.

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Sunday, 21 September 2014: Q&A on Veganism, Concealed Carry Permits, Hijacking Ideas, More

On Sunday, 21 September 2014, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on the moral arguments for veganism, the validity of concealed carry permits, hijacking Ayn Rand's ideas, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. This episode of internet radio airs at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET in our live studio. If you can't listen live, you'll find the podcast on the episode's archive page.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014: Q&A on Afterlife without God, Concealing a Pet, and More

On Thursday, 25 September 2014, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on afterlife without god, concealing a pet from a landlord, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. This episode of internet radio airs at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET in our live studio. If you can't listen live, you'll find the podcast on the episode's archive page.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014: Q&A on Rescuing Pets, Large Egos, and More

On Thursday, 11 September 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on rescuing other people's pets, large egos, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Should a person be prosecuted for property damage when committed in order to rescue the property owner's pet from harm or death? Can an egoist have too big an ego?

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Sunday, 7 September 2014: Q&A on Net Neutrality and More

On Sunday, 7 September 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on net neutrality, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Should 'net neutrality' be law?

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Sunday, 31 August 2014: Q&A on The Friend Zone, Hard Choices, Frivolous Lawsuits, and More

On Sunday, 31 August 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on "the friend zone", making hard choices, frivolous lawsuits, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Is there any validity to the concept of 'the friend zone'? How can a person make better hard choices? Should judges refuse to hear cases from lawyers behind frivolous suits?

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Thursday, 28 August 2014: Interview of Kelly Elmore on "Why Growth Mindsets Matter"

On Thursday, 28 August 2014, I interviewed educator Kelly Elmore about "Why Growth Mindsets Matter" on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Carol Dweck's book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success offers a new perspective on learning. People with a "fixed mindsets" believe that traits like intelligence or social skills are fixed and cannot be changed much. People with "growth mindsets" believe that humans have the potential to change the traits they possess and constantly learn and improve. As a part of the research for her dissertation, Kelly Elmore has explored the psychological research conducted by Dweck and other cognitive psychologists that led to Dweck's development of the concept of "mindsets." In this interview, Kelly explained what mindsets are, how they impact our lives, and how we can develop growth mindsets in ourselves and encourage them in others.

Kelly Elmore is working on her PhD in rhetoric and composition at Georgia State University, teaching freshman composition, helping her 10 year old daughter educate herself, and working with students from 8-18 on writing, Latin, grammar, and rhetoric at a local homeschool co-op. Kelly is in the planning stages of writing her dissertation, which will focus on Carol Dweck's concept of mindset and its relevance to writing. She also cooks (homemade mayo, anyone?) and practices yoga and mindfulness. She doesn't have spare time because she fills it all up with values, happiness, and breathing in and out.

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About Philosophy in Action

I'm Dr. Diana Hsieh. 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, 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 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 chat about a topic of interest.

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I can be reached via e-mail to diana@philosophyinaction.com.

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