Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 13 January 2013
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 13 January 2013. 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:
- Imagine that you were to be able to trace every event in a person's life back to infancy, such that you would be able to predict all their decisions based on their past experiences? What would the technical term for that be?
- If pedophiles cannot change their sexuality, then is it wrong to simply attempt to suppress that?
- Is it rational to refrain from flying because you object to the policies and actions of the TSA, even though you'd quite enjoy taking a vacation abroad with friends?
- Duration: 5:48
- Download: MP3 Segment (2.0 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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