On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on doctrine of double effect, the obligation to report a crime, cutting ties with homophobic family members, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 3 May 2015. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.

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Sunday, 3 May 2015: Q&A on Double Effect, Earning Money, Homophobic Family, and More

On Sunday, 3 May 2015, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on doctrine of double effect, the obligation to report a crime, cutting ties with homophobic family members, 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, 7 May 2015: Chat on "Argument from Miracles for the Existence of God, Part 2"

On Thursday, 7 May 2015, I'll discuss "Argument from Miracles for the Existence of God, Part 2" with listeners 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, 10 May 2015: Q&A on Government Waivers, Intuition, Overcoming Failures, and More

On Sunday, 10 May 2015, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on waivers to rights-violating laws, the validity of intuition, overcoming past failures, 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, 17 May 2015: Q&A on Atonement, Earning Money, Friendship, and More

On Sunday, 17 May 2015, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on atoning for a past crime, the value of earning money, friendship with a devout christian, 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, 24 May 2015: Q&A on Mindsets, Galt's Motor, Acting Rightly, and More

On Sunday, 24 May 2015, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on philosophical underpinnings of fixed versus growth mindsets, john galt's motor, acting rightly, 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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Recently Posted Podcasts

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Sunday, 26 April 2015: Podcast on "Why Personality Matters in Politics... But Not in the Way You Think"

On Sunday, 26 April 2015, I posted a podcast titled "Why Personality Matters in Politics... But Not in the Way You Think" to Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Do you ever worry that you're just talking past people in your political advocacy? You might be! Happily, by understanding how your own personality differs from that of others, you can become more persuasive and effective in politics (and in life). In this interactive discussion, philosopher Diana Hsieh explained some of the major personality differences between people, then explore how they function in political debate. She showed how minor shifts in emphasis or approach – not compromises on principle – can make others more receptive to your ideas. This talk was given at Liberty on the Rocks, Flatirons on October 28, 2013.

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Sunday, 12 April 2015: Q&A on The Major Virtues, Repression, Care of the Body, and More

On Sunday, 12 April 2015, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on the major virtues, signs of repression, the ethics of care for the body, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

What's so special about the seven virtues? What are the signs of emotional repression? What is the moral status of actions aimed at tending to one's body?

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Thursday, 9 April 2015: Chat on "Argument from Miracles for the Existence of God, Part 1"

On Thursday, 9 April 2015, I discussed "Argument from Miracles for the Existence of God, Part 1" with listeners on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Do reports of miracles prove the existence of God? Most people of faith appeal to the miracles of their faith as grounds for their belief. Here, I consider what miracles are, how they are supposed to prove God's existence, and raise some concerns about them.

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Sunday, 5 April 2015: Q&A on Personality and Ethics, Euthanizing a Pet, and More

On Sunday, 5 April 2015, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on personality theory and ethics, euthanizing a pet, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

How does personality theory affect ethics? When should a person euthanize a pet?

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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 most Sunday mornings and some 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 discuss a topic of interest.

If you join us for the live broadcasts, you can ask follow-up questions and make comments in the text-based chat. Otherwise, you can listen to the podcast by subscribing to our Podcast RSS Feed. You can also peruse the podcast archive, where episodes and questions are sorted by date and by topic.

For regular commentary, announcement, and humor, read my blog NoodleFood and subscribe to its Blog RSS Feed. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter and connect on social media too.

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

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