Rapid Fire Questions
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 15 January 2012
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 15 January 2012, I answered random questions chosen by Greg Perkins impromptu. The questions were:
- Do you think that the patent lawsuits are getting a little out of hand?
- Could Obama be effectively neutralized by gridlock?
- What do you think of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow's outspoken love for Jesus?
- Is it ever moral to wish that someone were dead (assuming you don't actually plan on acting on that wish or otherwise violating someone's rights)?
- Ayn Rand said she didn't have much of an opinion on certain topics such as evolution or gun control. Does that mean that there is no Objectivist position on theses issues?
- Duration: 11:16
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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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