In the next episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh will answer questions on voting for third-party candidates, self-interest in parenting, bigotry against religion, intellectually inferior professors, and more. The live broadcast and chat starts promptly at 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET on Sunday, 26 August 2012. If you miss the live broadcast, be sure to listen to the podcast.

Question 4: Intellectually Inferior Professors

Upcoming Q&A Radio: Sunday, 26 August 2012

Join the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Q&A Radio on the morning of Sunday, 26 August 2012, when philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answers four questions, including this question on intellectually inferior professors. The show airs at 8 am PT / 9 am MT / 10 am CT / 11 am ET in Philosophy in Action's Live Studio.

Question 4: Intellectually Inferior Professors: What should a student do when he thinks his professors intellectually inferior? The idea is i'm aiming at is how to learn from a teacher whom shows no genuine interest in the fundamental aspects of knowledge in terms of it's fundamentals. For instance, I had a teacher whom never asked us to question the merit of given theories to mass media ethics, the ideas were presented as ready-made packaged deals of how censorship was ideal in the communication model presented to us via textbook. Considering also when asked the verity of such concepts, the teacher will hide by claiming since the textbook says so, it is truth, and if that is not satisfactory then look it up online. [Note from DH: I did not edit this question.]

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Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh broadcasts on Philosophy in Action Radio every Sunday morning and Wednesday evening.

On Sunday mornings, Diana answers four meaty questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life in her live hour-long internet radio show. Greg Perkins of Objectivist Answers co-hosts the show. The audience can ask follow-up questions and make comments in the text-based chat.

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Dr. Diana Hsieh is a philosopher specializing in practical ethics. She received her Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. Her dissertation argued that Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck" can be resolved by an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility. She began podcasting in 2009, then webcasting in 2010. She switched to internet radio in 2012.

Diana can be reached via e-mail to [email protected].

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