Rapid Fire Questions
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 9 September 2012
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 9 September 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:
- Which Atlas Shrugged character would be best suited to be the President of the United States?
- Mitt gets elected but falls Ill and Ryan becomes an Objectivist after a debate with his interns. If this happened what would be your reaction?
- Should a government engage in hacking or denial of service attacks? If so, under what conditions?
- Some people when told that free will is something they experience directly say that they don't experience it. Or if they do couldn't know that what they feel is free will. How can I respond to that?
- Can people sexually attracted to children respect rights?
- Would the Defense Department be justified in hacking WikiLeaks to stop the site from releasing sensitive intelligence information?
- Are military education benefits a proper function of government?
- Duration: 10:42
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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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