Friends and Fans — I have retired from my work as a public intellectual, so Philosophy in Action is on indefinite hiatus. Please check out the voluminous archive of free podcasts, as well as the premium audio content still available for sale. My two books — Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame and Explore Atlas Shrugged — are available for purchase too. Best wishes! — Diana Brickell (Hsieh)

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Sunday, 27 September 2015: Q&A on The Future of America, Vulnerability, Cheating, and More

On Sunday, 27 September 2015, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on the future of the United States, the value of vulnerability, cheating to get a job back, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Is the United States finished as a free country? Is vulnerability of value? Should I cheat the system to get my job back?

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Monday, 14 September 2015: Podcast on "How to Be Principled about Election Politics"

On Monday, 14 September 2015, I posted a podcast titled "How to Be Principled about Election Politics" to Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

As the 2012 election approached, many politically active people were busy stumping for their preferred party and its candidates. Alas, too many became wrapped up in "party politics," attacking the opposition as entirely without merit and ignoring the defects on their own side. They lost sight of what really matters – the principle of individual rights. The result was – and is – ever-worse violations of our rights by politicians of all stripes. It's time for advocates of liberty to reverse that trend. This talk was given to Liberty on the Rocks Flatirons on 13 August 2012.

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Sunday, 6 September 2015: Q&A on Workplace Diversity, Date Rape, and Dating Filters

On Sunday, 6 September 2015, Arthur Zey and I answered questions on workplace diversity, accusations of date rape, evaluating romantic prospects, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Is the lack of racial and sexual diversity in the workplace a problem? What's the proper response to an accusation of date rape in the absence of hard evidence? How can I efficiently evaluate potential romantic prospects?

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Sunday, 30 August 2015: Q&A on Impartialist Ethics, Name Changes, and More

On Sunday, 30 August 2015, Greg Perkins and I answered questions on impartialism in ethics, changing names with marriage, and more on Philosophy in Action Radio. If you missed the live broadcast, you can now listen to the podcast.

Does ethics require impartiality? Should I change my name when I marry?

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About Philosophy in Action

I'm Dr. Diana Brickell. 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 and Kindle. 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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