Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 28 January 2014. 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:
- What bedtime stories would you recommend for children?
- What explains the early Church Fathers' denunciations of human sexuality? Is it altruism, misogyny, or something else?
- After recently experiencing a loss, I feel as though grief is the most selfish of all emotions. Is this true? Are some emotions more selfish than others?
- Is it moral to avoid marriage simply to gain financial aid while in college?
- Would you recommend Stephen Molyneux's videos?
- If morality is not primarily social, and flourishing can be achieved on one's own, could a flourishing person be morally condemned if they are also a hermit?
- Would it be wrong for a person to murder a serial killer who framed him for his own murders, and thereby ruined his life completely?
- What are the ground rules for getting intimate with pets around? How close can they be before it's creepy?
- Duration: 14:37
- Download: MP3 Segment (5.0 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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