Saturday, March 23, 2013

Philosophy Weekend: Philosophy in Action

By Diana Hsieh

Every Saturday, I post an update from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's the news of the week.

Upcoming Radio Shows

Philosophy in Action Radio airs live over the internet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Please join us for these upcoming episodes!

Upcoming Radio: Sunday Morning, 24 March 2013

I'll answer four questions on Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio: Is it wrong to have a romantic relationship with a married person? How do government controls encourage short-range thinking in business? What counts as art? How should a person respond when pressured to reveal private information? Check out the episode page for the full questions and other details.
Upcoming Radio: Wednesday Evening, 27 March 2013
I'll interview Professor Robert Garmong about "Should We Fear or Embrace China?" on Wednesday's Philosophy in Action Radio. Check out the episode page for more details.
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Posted Podcasts

You'll find the full collection of past shows in the archives, which you can peruse by date or by topic. Here are the latest episodes.

Podcast: 20 March 2013: Stephen Bailey on "Limiting Government by Constitutional Amendment"
On Wednesday's Philosophy in Action Radio, I interviewed former Republican congressional candidate Stephen Bailey about "Limiting Government by Constitutional Amendment." You can listen to or download the show below, and check out the the archive page for the show notes.

Could an amendment to the US Contitution provide an effective check on government power? Stephen Bailey, a Republican congressional candidate in 2010, has a proposal for a constitutional amendment that deserves consideration.

Stephen Bailey was the Republican candidate to represent Colorado's 2nd congressional district in 2010. Since November of 2010, Stephen has been analyzing the U.S. Constitution, contemplating its flaws and searching for a path to a restoration of individual rights and personal liberty.

  • Duration: 1:06:41
  • Download: Standard MP3 File (22.9 MB)
  • Tags: Activism, Free Society, Government, Juries, Law, Politics, Rights
  • Podcast: 10 March 2013: Q&A: Universalization, Regretful Parents, Online Privacy, and More
    On Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio, I answered questions on universalization as an ethical test, regretful parents, online privacy, disruptive kids in public school, and more. You can listen to or download the show below, and check out the the archive page for the show notes and audio segments for each question.

    Are arguments of the form "what if everyone did that" valid or not? What should parents do if they regret ever having children? What kinds of privacy can people reasonably expect online? How should a public school teacher discipline unruly students?

  • Duration: 1:02:58
  • Download: Enhanced M4A File (22.7 MB) or Standard MP3 File (21.7 MB)
  • Tags: Children, Duty Ethics, Education, Ethics, Government, Internet, Justice, Kant, Moral Wrongs, Parenting, Personal Values, Privacy, Responsibility, Rights, Universality

  • Blog Posts

    Here are the posts to my blog NoodleFood from the last week.
  • Link-O-Rama (22 Mar)
  • Preview: Sunday Radio: Extramarital Affairs, Government Controls, Art, and More (22 Mar)
  • New from Matt Nathanson: Mission Bells (21 Mar)
  • NoodleCast #201: Stephen Bailey on Limiting Government by Constitutional Amendment (21 Mar)
  • Stephen Bailey's Proposed Constitutional Amendment (21 Mar)
  • Valuing Life Versus Inflicting Suffering (20 Mar)
  • New Questions in the Queue (20 Mar)
  • The Untimely Demise of Google Reader (19 Mar)
  • Preview: Wednesday Radio: Stephen Bailey on Limiting Government (19 Mar)
  • The Holocaust, Everywhere (18 Mar)
  • Activism Recap (18 Mar)
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