Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 3 November 2013
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu for Philosophy in Action Radio on 3 November 2013. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
The questions were:
- Would sidewalks be privately owned in a free society? If so, would I have to pay to walk out of my front door?
- Why do religions seem to get special treatment over secular world views?
- Oscar Wilde argued we should surround ourselves with beautiful things so as to make our lives as aesthetically pleasing as possible. Do you think this is good advice for a rational person?
- Duration: 9:44
- Download: MP3 Segment (3.4 MB)
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I'm Dr. Diana Hsieh. 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, as well as for Kindle and Nook. 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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