Rapid Fire Questions
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 18 September 2011
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 18 September 2011, I answered random questions chosen by Greg Perkins impromptu. The questions were:
- What's the difference between staying poor and Going Galt?
- Are service professions second-handed or altruistic, since you're not producing anything tangible but instead focused primarily on serving others?
- Shouldn't justice matter more than your own personal happiness?
- Since selfishness is natural, why bother telling people to do it more?
- Isn't everyone selfish, as a matter of human nature?
- Shouldn't ethics be about restraining self-interest, rather than indulging in it?
- What's the point of living if just for yourself?
- Won't your interests conflict with the interests of others?
- Why did Ayn Rand reject cryonics?
- Is public nudity immoral?
- Duration: 18:49
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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 dissertation defended moral responsibility and moral judgment against the doubts raised by Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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