Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 10 August 2014
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 10 August 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:
- Does providing voluntary, non-sacrificial help to innocent, unfortunate poor people qualify as virtuous? In a free society, would such charity be a moral obligation?
- Should it be illegal to take pictures of strangers without their permission, such as when creepy men take "up-skirt" pictures of women on a subway?
- Am I too charitable with philosophers? Whenever Rand berates some philosopher for being wrong, I read their work and then think "well, they do kind of have a point; well done to them for having a point."
- Duration: 8:09
- Download: MP3 Segment (2.8 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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