Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 15 September 2013
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on Philosophy in Action Radio on 15 September 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
The questions were:
- About the trolley problem, wouldn't flipping the switch still legally make you a murderer?
- What is the best argument to stop me from telling people on the internet they are wrong? I know it won't go anywhere, but I still feel an urge to point it out.
- Can silly poop jokes or other forms of very silly pointless humor be a central purpose in life? Can silliness in general be a central purpose?
- Duration: 4:26
- Download: MP3 Segment (2.0 MB)
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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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