Rapid Fire Questions
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 18 December 2011
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 18 December 2011, I answered random questions chosen by Greg Perkins impromptu. The questions were:
- If our emotions are affected by chemicals and other factors out of our control, does this call into question whether rationality is normal? In other words, do we need to learn how to reason?
- Why care about the drug war, when just about every politician is bad on that issue?
- Why worry about the president's view of abortion given that Roe v. Wade is the law of the land?
- What should one think of a candidate that shifts positions?
- Do you think that private sector experience is a plus in a politician?
- Don't you think another four years of Obama would all but guarantee a collapse of the last vestiges of the American republic?
- Should the US be an ally with Saudi Arabia?
- What are your thoughts on Chris Hitchens' death?
- Duration: 14:16
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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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