Question 4: Keeping Contact with Questionable Family
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Question 4: Keeping Contact with Questionable Family: Should I keep in contact with my morally questionable and mystical father? Recently, I initiated contact with my father. I've not seen or spoken to for most of my life. He left behind him a lot of damage, and I was very hurt by that. I made amends with him, thinking that he was in recovery. However, I recently discovered his eastern mystic philosophy. Also, although he is fully recovered, he still has moral problems. Now I'm second guessing my decision. Would it be immoral for me to break off the contact with him after I've made peace with him? Should I preserve the relationship to keep my character intact? Or should I cut ties with him, on the principle that I should only maintain relationships of value to me?
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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 a live hour-long internet radio show. Greg Perkins of Objectivist Answers co-hosts the show.
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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].