On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on impartialism in ethics, changing names with marriage, accusations of date rape, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 30 August 2015. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: Confidence in Opinions · Q&A: Delegation in Marriage · Q&A: Deriving Self-Esteem from University Study · Q&A: Morality Versus Prudence · Q&A: Concealing a Relationship from Parents · Q&A: Death Notifications via Facebook · Q&A: Honesty under Professional Confidentiality Standards · Q&A: Adopting Hobbies Just for Dating · Q&A: Efficiency in Writing · Q&A: Resisting Arrest · Q&A: Enjoying Atlas Shrugged · Q&A: Stigmatized Property · Q&A: Questions about Religious Beliefs · Q&A: The Power of Fiction · Q&A: Trusting a Therapist · Q&A: Satisfying Social Needs

From The


Voting for Horrible Politicians · Choosing to Live in a Socialist Country · The Good in American Culture · Satisfying Social Needs · Compulsory Juries · Pressure to Procreate · The Possibility of an Atheistic Afterlife · Cultural Equality · Public Shamings · Concealing a Relationship from Parents · Friends with Benefits · Guaranteed Pensions for Government Employees · Personality and Sense of Life · Minimizing Interruptions at Work · Sanction of Friends · Government Medical Insurance · Claims of White Privilege · Federal Versus State and Local Government · Innate Personality · The Morality of Torturing Terrorists and Criminals · Psychics in a Free Society

In The


Is the lack of racial and sexual diversity in the workplace a problem? · What is the difference between familiarity and intimacy? · How can a person use accountabilibuddies to be more productive? · Did Hank Rearden really threaten to beat up Lillian Rearden in Atlas Shrugged? · Is collecting and selling organs from aborted fetuses morally abhorrent? · Is vulnerability of value? · How can I counter the effects of ghosting in dating? · Do doctors deserve our trust? · How do we keep good ideas from becoming trite? · When is delegation in a marriage irresponsible or unwise?

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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