Rapid Fire Questions
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 9 September 2012
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 9 September 2012, I answered random questions chosen by Greg Perkins impromptu. The questions were:
- Which Atlas Shrugged character would be best suited to be the President of the United States?
- Mitt gets elected but falls Ill and Ryan becomes an Objectivist after a debate with his interns. If this happened what would be your reaction?
- Should a government engage in hacking or denial of service attacks? If so, under what conditions?
- Some people when told that free will is something they experience directly say that they don't experience it. Or if they do couldn't know that what they feel is free will. How can I respond to that?
- Can people sexually attracted to children respect rights?
- Would the Defense Department be justified in hacking WikiLeaks to stop the site from releasing sensitive intelligence information?
- Are military education benefits a proper function of government?
- Duration: 10:42
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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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