On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll interview Dr. Paul Hsieh on "Radiology in Practice." The live broadcast starts promptly at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Thursday, 18 December 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.

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Thursday, 18 December 2014: Interview of Paul Hsieh on "Radiology in Practice"

On Thursday, 18 December 2014, I'll interview Dr. Paul Hsieh about "Radiology in Practice" 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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Sunday, 21 December 2014: Q&A on Philosophy and Science, Marriage without Love, Superstitious Rituals, and More

On Sunday, 21 December 2014, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on the relationship between philosophy and science, marriage without love, participating in superstitious rituals, 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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Sunday, 28 December 2014: Q&A on The Virtues, Overcoming Lethargy, Punishing Yourself, and More

On Sunday, 28 December 2014, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on the special seven virtues, overcoming lethargy, punishing yourself, 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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Sunday, 14 December 2014: Q&A on Differences with Family, Sales to Minors, Worthy Charities, and More

On Sunday, 14 December 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on managing differences with family, forbidding the sale of dangerous goods to minors, worthy charities, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

How should a young adult manage persistent differences with his family? Should minors be forbidden from buying dangerous goods? What kinds of charities are worthy of support?

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Thursday, 11 December 2014: Chat on "Philosophy of Religion: Design Arguments for the Existence of God, Part 4"

On Thursday, 11 December 2014, I chatted about "Philosophy of Religion: Design Arguments for the Existence of God, Part 4" with listeners on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

I discuss various Design Arguments for the existence of God, particularly objections to William Paley's Analogical Argument for Design.

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Sunday, 7 December 2014: Q&A on Karma, Responsibility for Pets, Gift Exchanges, and More

On Sunday, 7 December 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on the reality of karma, responsibility for pets, meaningless gift exchanges, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Is karma real? Should I put my cat down rather than leave him in a shelter? How can I stop exchanging meaningless holiday presents with my siblings?

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Thursday, 4 December 2014: Chat on "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Five"

On Thursday, 4 December 2014, I chatted about "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Five" with listeners on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

In Chapter Three of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle develops the outlines of a theory of moral responsibility. He argues that responsibility requires (1) control and (2) knowledge. In Chapter Five of my book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, I explored and further developed this theory of responsibility. In our discussion of this chapter, we'll explore this theory in depth, considering twists and turns like the role of regret and involuntary ignorance and incapacity.

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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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