Rapid Fire Questions
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 13 May 2012
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 13 May 2012. 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:
- What should you do when you suspect that friends or acquaintances are depending on your opinion in second-handed ways?
- Why would an egoist want to live in society?
- What are some resources to communicate with tact and being more clear?
- Is it wrong to "throw away your vote" on a candidate without any hope of being elected?
- If the government didn't own the roads, who would set and enforce traffic laws?
- Duration: 13:04
- Download: MP3 Segment (4.5 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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