Saturday, May 17, 2014

Philosophy Weekend: News from Philosophy in Action

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 most Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Below are the episodes upcoming this week. I hope that you join us! More upcoming episodes can be found here: Episodes on Tap.

Thursday evening, 22 May 2014: Chat about "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter One"

I'll chat about "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter One" with listeners on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Thursday evening, 22 May 2014.

What is the problem of moral luck? Why does it matter? Why did I choose to write my doctoral dissertation on the topic? I will answer these questions and more in this live discussion of Chapter One of my book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame.

The live broadcast begins at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Thursday, 22 May 2014. The podcast will be posted later that evening. For more details, check out the episode page.


Recent Podcasts


The podcasts of last week's radio shows are now available. Check out the full collection of past radio shows in the podcast archives, sorted by date or by topic. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast RSS feed too.

11 May 2014: Q&A on Varieties of Atheism, Dating People with Psychological Problems, and More

I answered these questions on Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Should a rational person's atheism be weak or strong? Is it a mistake to enter into a serious relationship with a person with serious psychological problems?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

15 May 2014: Q&A on Egoism, Juries, Philosophy in Romance, and More

I answered these questions on Thursday's Philosophy in Action Radio:

Should an egoist be willing to torture millions to benefit himself? Should juries be present at trials? Is sharing an interest in philosophy necessary for a good romance?

You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.

Recent Blog Posts


Here 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.
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