On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on claims of rights to food and shelter, extreme cases, being helpful to a disliked co-worker, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 29 March 2015. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: Major Branches of Philosophy · Q&A: Displaying the Confederate Flag · Q&A: Taxpayer-Funded Abortions · Q&A: Fractional Reserve Banking, Fraud, and Deception · Q&A: People Unworthy of the Truth · Q&A: Deception in a Business Partner · Q&A: The Nature of Character · Q&A: Revenge Porn · Q&A: Coming Out as an Atheist · Q&A: Forcing People to Govern · Q&A: Vaccinating for Herd Immunity · Q&A: Minimizing Interruptions at Work · Q&A: Developing Resilience · Q&A: Nuisance Limits for New Technology · Q&A: Spouses Sharing Activities · Q&A: Choosing Between Egoism and Altruism

From The


Ending Relationships · Gary Johnson for US President · Revealing a Checkered Past · Reasoning from the Prisoner's Dilemma · Activism as a Moral Imperative · Psychics in a Free Society · The Right to Die · Atheist as a Negative Term · Maintaining Civility Online · Privacy from Government Intrusion · Acting Out Emotions Versus Acting On Emotions · Intellectually Inferior Professors · Favoritism for the Genetically Engineered · Something Greater than Yourself · Moral Obligations of Children to Parents · Contributing to Animal Welfare Groups · Compulsory Juries · Contentious Objectivist Debates · Working for a Statist Company · Being Virtuous But Not Happy · Circumcision Versus Female Genital Mutilation

In The


What are the philosophical underpinnings of growth versus fixed mindsets? · Should I respond to an "Earth Hour" company email? · When is a person obliged to report a crime? · Should blackmail be illegal? · Does intuition have any validity? · Do parents have a moral duty to vaccinate their children to improve "herd immunity"? · What are the signs of emotional repression? · Should it be illegal to smoke around children? · What's the value of hierarchical organizations? · Are the religious freedoms of Christian bakers being infringed?

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.

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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