Rapid Fire Questions
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 13 May 2012
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 13 May 2012, I answered random questions chosen by Greg Perkins impromptu. The questions were:
- What should you do when you suspect that friends or acquaintances are depending on your opinion in second-handed ways?
- Why would an egoist want to live in society?
- What are some resources to communicate with tact and being more clear?
- Is it wrong to "throw away your vote" on a candidate without any hope of being elected?
- If the government didn't own the roads, who would set and enforce traffic laws?
- Duration: 13:04
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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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