Rapid Fire Questions
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 22 January 2012
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 22 January 2012, I answered random questions chosen by Greg Perkins impromptu. The questions were:
- What is the mistaken assumption in the question, "What is the purpose of life?" Is, "Does life have a purpose?" or "Can life have a purpose?" better?
- Where should a person interested in learning about Objectivism start?
- What do you think of what happened when the Costa Concordia ran aground?
- What do you think of Chris Christie?
- What does it mean to "assume positive intent"?
- Duration: 11:56
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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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