Rapid Fire Questions
Q&A Radio: Sunday, 21 June 2015
I answered questions chosen at random by Greg Perkins impromptu on 21 June 2015. 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:
- Was Rachel Dolezal wrong for lying about her race in order to fight against racism for the NAACP?
- Given our declining freedoms in the USA, have you ever thought about moving out of the country? Would you be willing to leave if greater freedoms existed elsewhere?In the current climate of police distrust and rampant abuses of power, would you advise against filming a police encounter that appeared to be suspicious or violent?When I read postmodern philosophy, it seems like philosophy is starting to "melt" into the social sciences. What do you think of this observation?
- What are some of the moral concerns with commissioning art?
- Sometimes, I hear people talk about the importance of "feeling like a part of your community." Is this just collectivist nonsense? I have never felt like part of a community.
- Duration: 20:36
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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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