Saturday, July 12, 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, 17 July 2014: Chat about "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Four"

I'll chat about "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Four" with listeners on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Thursday evening, 17 July 2014.

The purpose of a theory of moral responsibility is to limit moral judgments of persons to their voluntary doings, products, and qualities. However, moral judgments are not the only – or even the most common – judgments of people we commonly make. So what are the various kinds of judgments we make of other people? What are the distinctive purposes and demands of those judgments? What is the relationship between those judgments and a person's voluntary actions, outcomes, and traits? I will answer these questions and more in this discussion of Chapter Four 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, 17 July 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.

6 July 2014: Q&A on Psychological Egoism, Atlas Shrugged, Generosity, and More

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

Isn't everyone selfish? Was 'Atlas Shrugged' written to save America? How much generosity is too much?

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

10 July 2014: Q&A on Limited Government, Enjoying the Moment, and More

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

Should the government of a free society be permitted to do more than just protect rights? How can I convince myself that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence?

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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