On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll interview educator Kelly Elmore on "Why Growth Mindsets Matter." The live broadcast starts promptly at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Thursday, 28 August 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.

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

On Thursday, 28 August 2014, I'll interview educator Kelly Elmore about "Why Growth Mindsets Matter" 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, 31 August 2014: Q&A on The Friend Zone, Hard Choices, Reforming Courts, and More

On Sunday, 31 August 2014, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on "the friend zone", making hard choices, judges exercising discretion, 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, 7 September 2014: Q&A on Net Neutrality, Rescuing Pets, Too Big Egos, and More

On Sunday, 7 September 2014, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on net neutrality, rescuing other people's pets, too big egos, 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, 11 September 2014: Q&A on Veganism, Revenge Porn, and More

On Thursday, 11 September 2014, Greg Perkins and I will answer questions on the moral arguments for veganism, revenge porn, 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, 18 September 2014: Chat on "Defending Abortion Rights"

On Thursday, 18 September 2014, I'll chat about "Defending Abortion Rights" 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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Recently Posted Podcasts

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Sunday, 24 August 2014: Q&A on Reclaiming Personality, Debating Ethics, Conning Jerks

On Sunday, 24 August 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on changing personality traits, debating Christian versus Objectivist ethics, conning jerks and blowhards, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Can I reclaim lost personality traits? Why is the Objectivist ethics superior to Christian ethics? Is it wrong to con jerks and blowhards?

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014: Podcast on "Moral Conflicts and the Virtue of Justice"

On Wednesday, 20 August 2014, I posted a podcast titled "Moral Conflicts and the Virtue of Justice" to Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

As we live our lives, some people will harm us by their moral wrongs and honest errors, and we may commit such wrongs and errors ourselves. Objective moral judgment is an essential part of the rational response to such events. Yet circumstances often call for more than judgment: sometimes, forgiveness and redemption come into play. In this lecture given to ATLOSCon in 2012, I explored the nature, function, and limits of forgiveness and redemption in relation to the virtue of justice. Then we applied that understanding to common examples of wrongs and errors.

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Sunday, 10 August 2014: Q&A on Voluntary Sacrifices, Agnosticism, Teaching Children Objectivism, and More

On Sunday, 10 August 2014, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on accepting voluntary sacrifices, agnosticism, introducing children to Objectivism, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Is accepting voluntary sacrifices from others moral? Can the non-existence of God be proven? How should I introduce my teenagers to 'Atlas Shrugged' and Objectivism?

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Thursday, 7 August 2014: Interview of Robert Garmong on "Love and Sex in China"

On Thursday, 7 August 2014, I interviewed Professor Robert Garmong about "Love and Sex in China" on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

What are the traditional ideas about love and sex in Chinese culture? How did those ideas change in Mao's time? How do Chinese men and women approach romantic and sexual relationships today? Is homosexuality accepted? What is the place of mistresses and prostitutes? Moreover, Robert Garmong told us of the pitfalls of marrying a Chinese woman – and explained why he did exactly that anyway.

Robert Garmong is Lecturer of Business and Liberal Arts at the Surrey International Institute of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China. He studied economics and political science at the University of Chicago, and has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas (Austin). His blog is "Professor in Dalian."

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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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