Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Thursday, 10 July 2014
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 10 July 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:
- Why was belief in "the paranormal" so mainstream and respectable in the 1970s? Was it due to the sense of life of the general culture?
- What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
- What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
- Should a rights-respecting absolute monarch be opposed or overthrown?
- How true is the statement that "we see what we want to see"?
- Is a savvy negotiator who leverages his superior skills over an opponent to obtain the best possible deal for himself acting on the principle of predation rather than trade?
- Duration: 21:34
- Download: MP3 Segment (7.4 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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