Something Greater than Yourself
Radio Q&A: 24 June 2012, Question 4
I answered a question on something greater than yourself on 24 June 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Doesn't everyone need to be a part of something greater than themselves? Most people want to be involved with some cause greater than themselves – whether God, their community, the state, the environment. Doesn't everyone need that to help steer them in life? Or do you think that's unnecessary or even wrong?
My Answer, In Brief: A person doesn't need a cause greater than himself: he needs to value his own life, find inspiration in the great deeds of others, and accomplish great things himself.
- Duration: 9:49
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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."
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