Saturday, March 30, 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 this upcoming episode!

Upcoming Radio: Sunday Morning, 31 March 2013

I'll answer four questions on Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio: How should a person respond when pressured to reveal private information? How might social conservatives be convinced to support gay marriage? How can a person deal with overzealous ideologues? Is it moral to buy products from Chinese companies? Check out the episode page for the full questions and other 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: 27 March 2013: Robert Garmong on "Should We Fear or Embrace China?"
On Wednesday's Philosophy in Action Radio, I interviewed Professor Robert Garmong about "Should We Fear or Embrace China?." You can listen to or download the show below, and check out the the archive page for the show notes.

Is China the next capitalist paradise? Or is it a dangerous military threat? Perhaps it's neither.

Dr. Robert Garmong studied economics and political science at the University of Chicago, and has a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas (Austin). He currently teaches English language and Western culture at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, in Dalian, China. His blog is "Professor in Dalian."



  • Duration: 1:09:06
  • Download: Standard MP3 File (23.8 MB)
  • Tags: Business, China, Corruption, Culture, Economics, Foreign Policy, Japan, Law, Politics
  • Podcast: 24 March 2013: Q&A: Extramarital Affairs, Government Controls, Art, and More
    On Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio, I answered questions on being someone's extramarital affair, epistemic effects of government controls, the boundaries of art, 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.

    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?


  • Duration: 1:09:23
  • Download: Enhanced M4A File (25.0 MB) or Standard MP3 File (23.9 MB)
  • Tags: Aesthetics, Art, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, Character, Ethics, Government, Honesty, Infidelity, Integrity, Moral Wrongs, Personal Values, Psycho-Epistemology, Regulations, Relationships, Rights, Romance, Sex, Spiritual Values

  • Blog Posts

    Here are the posts to my blog NoodleFood from the last week.

  • Link-O-Rama (29 Mar)
  • ATLOSCon 2013 (29 Mar)
  • Preview: Sunday Radio: Protecting Privacy, Gay Marriage, Chinese Goods, and More (29 Mar)
  • Hanging Pictures with Cats (28 Mar)
  • Instructions for Announcements (28 Mar)
  • NoodleCast #203: Robert Garmong on Should We Fear or Embrace China? (28 Mar)
  • Yet Another Crazy Email (27 Mar)
  • Digital Manners (27 Mar)
  • Philosophy in Action's Calendar (26 Mar)
  • The False Dichotomy Between Honesty and Privacy (26 Mar)
  • Preview: Wednesday Radio: Robert Garmong on Should We Fear or Embrace China? (26 Mar)
  • Silly Pictures of Merlin (25 Mar)
  • NoodleCast #202: Extramarital Affairs, Government Controls, Art, and More (25 Mar)
  • Activism Recap (24 Mar)
  • Open Thread #387 (24 Mar)
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