Rapid Fire Questions
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 6 November 2011
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 6 November 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:
- Ayn Rand said publicly that homosexuality was immoral and disgusting. If you were around at the time, would you say publicly that her view was "horribly ignorant, armchair philosophizing at its worst ... truly unjustified and unjust" – as you said about Dr. Peikoff's views of transexuals?
- What do you think of Dr. Hurd's strategy of voting in anyone including Romney just to get rid of Obama?
- Why is Gary Johnson being excluded from the debates?
- Does Herman Cain really want to ban abortion?
- What's wrong with Roe v Wade?
- To what degree has Cain benefitted from affirmative action and white guilt?
- Is instituting daylight savings time a proper function of government?
- What is your favorite holiday music?
- Duration: 16:27
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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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