Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 22 September 2013
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 22 September 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:
- Is logic a deductive science? Is it true that all the laws of logic can merely be deduced from the law of identity?
- Recently, you mentioned that you became disappointed with the Objectivist movement - and that that inspired you to change your central purpose. Can you elaborate on what you think the problems are with the Objectivist movement are?
- What should I think of a friend who let her husband pretend to be her on her Facebook account, posting and commenting as her?
- What do you think of Dr. Peikoff's recent statement on immigration in his podcast from August 26, 2013, where he opposes immigration on the grounds that 80% of Hispanics support the Democrats?
- Duration: 13:20
- Download: MP3 Segment (4.6 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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