Rapid Fire Questions
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 21 August 2011
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 21 August 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this section below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
The questions were:
- If you are part of a mandatory union, and you disagree with a strike, should you cross the picket line?
- What do you think of the common claim that politicians should be judged solely on their policies, not for private actions like cheating on their spouses?
- How do you deal with the nutso people in your social circle?
- What's a good response to "there's no 'I' in team"?
- Is it moral to go to a local shop to ask questions about a product but then go buy it online?
- Why does Objectivism rule out any form of the supernatural?
- Duration: 13:35
- Download: MP3 Segment (4.7 MB)
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell. I'm a philosopher specializing in 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 book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, is available for purchase in paperback and Kindle. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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