Responsibility & Luck, Chapter One
Radio Chat: 22 May 2014
I discussed "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter One" with listeners on 22 May 2014. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
What is the "problem of moral luck"? Why does it matter to ethics, law, and politics? What is its connection to John Rawls' egalitarianism? Why did I choose to write my doctoral dissertation on the topic? I answered these questions and more in this live discussion of Chapter One of my book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame.
- Duration: 59:08
- Download: MP3 File (20.3 MB)
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- About the podcast series
- The problem of moral luck
- Three kinds of moral luck
- Moral luck and John Rawls' egalitarianism
- Outline of the book
- Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame by Diana Brickell
- Moral Luck by Thomas Nagel
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell (formerly Diana Hsieh). I'm a philosopher, and I've long specialized in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I completed my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. I retired from work as a public intellectual in 2015.
From September 2009 to September 2015, I produced a radio show and podcast, Philosophy in Action Radio. In the primary show, my co-host Greg Perkins and I answered questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life. We broadcast live over the internet on Sunday mornings.
My first book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, can be purchased 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 second book (and online course), Explore Atlas Shrugged, is a fantastic resource for anyone wishing to study Ayn Rand's epic novel in depth.
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