On the next Philosophy in Action Radio, I'll answer questions on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant, living joyfully, defending abortion rights, and more. The live broadcast begins at 8 am PT / 9 MT / 10 CT / 11 ET on Sunday, 20 April 2014. If you can't attend live, be sure to listen to the podcast later.



Q&A: The Meaning of Marriage Vows · Q&A: Animals as Property · Q&A: The Problem of Overwork · Q&A: The Errors of "Open Objectivism" · Q&A: Giving Back an Engagement Ring · Q&A: Buying Books with Military Secrets · Q&A: Evolution's Ethical Implications · Q&A: Cultivating a Healthy Body Image · Q&A: The Value of Studying Theology · Q&A: Concern for Future Generations · Q&A: Privatizing Prisons · Q&A: Buying and Returning Goods · Q&A: Body Acceptance · Q&A: The Reliability of Memory · Q&A: The Meaning of Induction · Q&A: Concern for Others in Egoism

From The


Toleration as a Virtue · United States as a Christian Nation · Online Jerks · Conflicts Between Family Members · National Identification Card · The "Marginal Humans" Argument · Consuming Celebrity News · The Rights of the Severely Mentally Disabled · Judging Young Adults · Veganism as Child Abuse · Product Placements in Art · An Early Look at the 2012 Election · The Morality of Strategic Default · Reasons to Donate Blood · Responding to Panhandlers · Public Breastfeeding · Self-Interest in Marriage · Compensating the Victims of Your Negligence · Obligations to Help Others in Need · Managing Demands for Family Time · Philosophy as Therapy

In The


Is displaying the Confederate flag racist? · Should the government mandate vaccination? · How can I stop obsessing over past conversations? · Can evil be requited with good? · Does egoism suffer from "one thought too many"? · Is sharing an interest in philosophy necessary for a good romance? · Is creating art necessary for a moral life? · What is the value of artistic creation? · Are horse rescues a worthy charitable cause? · Do confidentiality agreements justify privacy lies?

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 Wednesday 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 Wednesday evenings, I interview an expert guest 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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