Radio Q&A: Sunday, 15 July 2012, Question 4
I answered a question on justified war on Philosophy in Action Radio on 15 July 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
When would a free society go to war? What would the attitude of a rights-respecting country be toward war? How would wars be funded and manned? Is isolationism or interventionism the proper approach?
My Answer, In Brief: War, hellish though it is, is justified to protect citizens from invasion, terrorism, and other external threats to rights.
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- The Objective Standard: Foreign Policy, National Security, and War
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- "The Lessons of Vietnam" by Ayn Rand in The Voice of Reason
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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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