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.

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Sunday, 27 April 2014: Q&A on Ambition, Lacking Friends, Absent Fathers, and More

On Sunday, 27 April 2014, Greg Perkins and I will 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 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, 4 May 2014: Q&A on Body Dysmorphia, Licensing Parents, Dog Poop, Juries, and More

On Sunday, 4 May 2014, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on public displays of body dysmorphia, licensing parents, dogs pooping on lawns, the presence of juries at trials, 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, 20 April 2014: Q&A on Immanuel Kant, Virtuous But Not Happy, Abortion Rights, and More

On Sunday, 20 April 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, being virtuous but not happy, defending abortion rights, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

What's so bad about the philosophy of Immanuel Kant? How can I live more joyfully? How can abortion rights be more effectively defended?

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Sunday, 13 April 2014: Q&A on Marriage Vows, Animals as Property, Overwork, and More

On Sunday, 13 April 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on the meaning of marriage vows, animals as property, the problem of overwork, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Are the promises of marriage binding when a spouse becomes self-destructive? Are animals a special kind of property? Does the example set by Ayn Rand's heroes encourage overwork?

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Sunday, 6 April 2014: Q&A on Open Objectivism, Giving Back Gifts, Military Secrets, and More

On Sunday, 6 April 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on the errors of "Open Objectivism", giving back an engagement ring, buying books with military secrets, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

What is 'open Objectivism'? Should a woman give back her engagement ring if the relationship goes sour? Is it wrong to buy a book containing sensitive military information?

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Sunday, 30 March 2014: Q&A on Evolution's Ethical Implications, Body Image, Theology, and More

On Sunday, 30 March 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on evolution's ethical implications, cultivating a healthy body image, the value of studying theology, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Should ethics begin with facts about evolution, including altruism? How does a person cultivate a healthy body image? Can a rational atheist extract any value from studying theology?

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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.

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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