Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 25 May 2014
I answered questions chosen at random by Arthur Zey impromptu on 25 May 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:
- Have you heard about Harry Binswanger's new treatise on epistemology?
- How do individual rights apply to conjoined twins? Do they count as separate individuals? Is this similar to how a baby does not count as individual until after it is born?
- Should it be against the law to incite violence? Given that the incitement itself does not violate anyone's rights, doesn't that assume that the hearers lack free will?
- Is the placebo effect an incidence of 'useful evasion'? Is it immoral to use placebos?
- On an earlier show, you professed your love for David Hume. Would you care to elaborate?
- Duration: 10:35
- Download: MP3 Segment (3.7 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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