Rapid Fire Questions
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 12 February 2012
I answered random questions chosen by Greg Perkins impromptu on Philosophy in Action Radio on 12 February 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
The questions were:
- Are there any other Objectivist podcasts you would recommend?
- What should the US's policy toward Israel be?
- What do you think of Obamacare/contraception controversy?
- How much weight should be given to a candidate's words versus his past actions?
- What do you think of Bruce Springsteen, given that he's thrown his weight behind some liberal causes but he was also very idealistic for most of his career?
- Is it wrong to use abortion as "birth control"?
- What is the paleo diet? Is it roast beast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? What are the health benefits?
- Duration: 10:21
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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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