By Diana Hsieh
Every Saturday, I post the news of the week from my primary work, Philosophy in Action, where I apply rational principles to the challenges of real life. Here's this week's update.
Upcoming Radio Shows
Philosophy in Action Radio broadcasts live over the internet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.
13 October 2013
Philosophy in Action Radio will not broadcast on Sunday, 13 October 2013.
Wednesday Evening, 16 October 2013: Jenn Casey on "Living Safely with Food Allergies (Part 2)"
I'll interview peanut allergy mom Jenn Casey about "Living Safely with Food Allergies (Part 2)" on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Wednesday evening, 16 October 2013.
Many Americans have food allergies to common foods such as peanuts, dairy, and eggs. Some of those allergies are so serious as to be life-threatening. Jenn Casey's son has a life-threatening peanut allergy, diagnosed when he was a toddler. What must people diagnosed with such allergies do to protect themselves from accidental ingestion? How can parents keep their children with such allergies safe? How should other people in their lives – such as family, friends, and teachers – do to protect them from harm? What should schools, clubs, and other organizations do? This episode is part two of two.
Jenn Casey is a homeschooling mom to three hilarious kids, wife, small business owner, CrossFit athlete and coach, Positive Discipline educator, sometime blogger, puppy trainer, reluctant 5K runner, urban-chicken-raising wannabe, amateur gardener, humor dabbler, serious Beatles enthusiast, longtime Objectivist, economics nerd, even bigger operations management nerd, Sauvignon Blanc lover, bourbon appreciator, and President of ATLOS.
The live broadcast begins at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Wednesday, 16 October 2013. The podcast will be posted later that evening. For more details, check out the episode page.
The podcasts of last week's radio shows are now available. Check out the full collection of past radio shows in the archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.
6 October 2013: Q&A on Free Speech for Corporations, Psychological Egoism, Socialist Professors, and More
I answered these questions on Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio:
Do corporations have free speech rights? Isn't every action selfish, ultimately? How strongly should a student object to a professor's objectionable views? Is philosophy deduced from axioms?
You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.
- Duration: 1:15:27
- Download: Enhanced M4A File (28389704 MB) or Standard MP3 File (27184486 MB)
- Tags: , Academia, Axioms, Business, Corporations, Determinism, Education, Egoism, Epistemology, Ethics, Free Will, Law, Metaphysics, Politics, Psychological Egoism, Religion, Respect
Recent Blog PostsHere are last week's posts to Philosophy in Action's blog NoodleFood, ordered from oldest to newest. Don't miss a post: subscribe to NoodleFood's RSS Feed.
- October 6: Activism Recap
- October 7: NoodleCast #249: Rights of Corporations, Psychological Egoism, Socialist Professors, and More
- October 7: Share and Learn: Good Advice from Anthony Kluska
- October 9: Reminder: Nominate Us for the Podcast Awards
- October 10: Preview: Thursday Radio: Rapid Fire Extravaganza
- October 10: Kant's Tissue Paper Rationalizations
- October 11: Link-O-Rama