Rapid Fire Questions
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 15 April 2012
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 15 April 2012, I answered random questions chosen by Greg Perkins impromptu. The questions were:
- Why are vigilante movies so popular?
- How is a citizen's arrest different from vigilantism?
- Is there a lower threshold for when it's okay to break a regulation?
- Given the lack of Antonin Scalia's "New Professionalism" in police action, is the exclusionary rule is an important safeguard?
- If a government actor has ruined your life unjustly is vengeance a moral option?
- Is moral perfection a habit and if so is it one of yours?
- Must a political candidate be chosen by conflating him/her with the party they happen to be running under, or is it reasonable to select a candidate but not agree with the party they run under?
- Where does Ayn Rand talk about a "central purpose" - and what does she mean by it?
- Duration: 9:09
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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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