Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 10 March 2013
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 10 March 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:
- Do we see a little bit of the univeralization effect in the used car market? Everyone assumes that the used car salesperson is lying about the condition of the car, so everyone discounts the price.
- Does the Institute for Justice advocate for any causes that you don't support?
- Why is belief often treated as a choice? If I'm not convinced by an argument isn't that the end of that?
- Do you have any advice for advocating gun rights outside the US?
- What do you think of the Obama Administration's policy of drone killings, including of other Americans?
- Duration: 10:52
- Download: MP3 Segment (3.8 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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