On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll chat live on "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Five" with listeners. The live broadcast begins at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Sunday, 6 November 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: Improving Candidates for Office · Q&A: Increasing Psychological Visibility · Q&A: Abortion and Rights in Pregnancy · 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

From The


Manipulating People for Good Ends · Government Secrets · The Morality of Extreme Couponing · The Value of Happiness · Objectivism's Potential to Save the Culture · Cultivating a Healthy Body Image · Psychological Egoism, Take Two · Friendships with People of Opposite Philosophy · The Nature of Love · Free Will and Moral Responsibility · Buying an Evildoer's Book · The Purpose of Atlas Shrugged · Poor Effort in a Terrible Job · Fear of Leading a Worthless Life · The Wrong of Anti-Discrimination Laws · Women Versus Nice Men · Romantic Infatuation · Giving Back an Engagement Ring · Seeking Popularity · Criticisms of Objectivism · Replying to Intrusive Inquiries

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.

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.

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

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