On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on abortion and rights in pregnancy, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 26 October 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: Voters' Responsibility for Politicians · Q&A: Charity to Strangers · Q&A: Quitting or Waiting to be Fired · Q&A: Psychics in a Free Society · Q&A: Fear of Leading a Worthless Life · Q&A: The Possibility of an Atheistic Afterlife · Q&A: The Tip Jar · Q&A: Concealing a Pet from a Landlord · Q&A: Blaming Crime Victims · Q&A: Constitutional Carry · Q&A: Hijacking Ayn Rand's Ideas · Q&A: Rescuing Other People's Pets · Q&A: Large Egos · Q&A: Net Neutrality · Q&A: "The Friend Zone" · Q&A: Making Hard Choices

From The


Explaining Egoistic Benevolence · Buying Votes in Elections · In-Laws as "Mom" and "Dad" · Student and Senior Discounts · Moral Judgments of Obese People · Concern for Future Generations · Friendships with Subordinates at Work · Men and Women as Friends · Blaming Crime Victims · Choosing a Place to Live · Hiring People with an Internet Presence · Parental Consent for Abortion · The Morality of Torturing Terrorists and Criminals · Optional Values Versus Moral Values · Dealing with Severely Irrational People · Gifting Valuable Memorabilia to the Team · Children as an Optional Value · Fighting Apathy · The Principle of Sustainability · Constitutional Carry · Forgiving Yourself

In The


How should deadly diseases be kept out of a free society? · Are some opinions more valid than others? · How can I motivate myself to act to further my goals despite my overwhelming lethargy? · Is it morally wrong for an atheist to work for a business that is affiliated with a church? · Does the patent system need to be reformed? · How can I learn to trust people again after years of behind-the-back betrayals? · Does the "political spectrum" have any validity? · Is there a reason why the villains of "Atlas Shrugged" don't want to live? · Do prisoners have a right to religious freedom? · Does ethics require impartiality?

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

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