On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll interview emergency medicine physician Dr. Doug McGuff on "Government Controls in Emergency Medicine." The live broadcast starts promptly at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Thursday, 31 July 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: The Justice of Defamation Laws · Q&A: Pursuing Justice at Great Personal Cost · Q&A: The Cultural Effects of Superhero Movies · Q&A: Conservative Allies in Politics · Q&A: Flunking a Student · Q&A: Guilt about Refusing Requests · Chat: Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Four · Podcast: Moral Amplifiers · Q&A: Limited Government · Q&A: Enjoying the Moment · Q&A: Psychological Egoism, Take Two · Q&A: The Purpose of Atlas Shrugged · Q&A: Limiting Another's Generosity · Interview: Dr. Paul Hsieh on Understanding the Three Languages of Politics · Q&A: One Thought Too Many in Egoism · Q&A: Drunk Driving in a Free Society

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Investment Versus Sacrifice · Pursuing Someone Already Attached · Family Members Spreading Urban Legends · Concern for Attractiveness to Others · Deflating Bragging Looters · Children as an Optional Value · Accepting Unauthorized Discounts · Choosing to Live in a Socialist Country · Mulling Over Memories · Pursuing Justice at Great Personal Cost · Cryonics and Life Extension · Regretting Time Spent at Work · Ignosticism Versus Atheism · Productivity Versus Productiveness · Student and Senior Discounts · Relying on Gut Feelings · Outing Anti-Gay Politicians as Gay · Bringing Children into a Statist World · Dismissing Arguments with Pejorative Language · Review of the Movie Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 · Imitating the 'Rape' Scene in The Fountainhead

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Why aren't people grateful for what others do for them? · How can I overcome my fear of leading a value-less life? · It is wrong to keep my pet a secret from my landlord? · Does ethical egoism discourage reconciliation after a dispute? · Was John Galt evil, or at least a jerk, for not commercializing his motor? · How should I introduce my teenagers to "Atlas Shrugged" and Objectivism? · What are the limits of religious freedom? · Are magic shows a form of art? · Do artists deserve royalties from unique works with every sale? · Was Facebook's psychological experiment unethical?

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 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.

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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