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 ShowsPhilosophy 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, 20 November 2014: Chat about "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Five"
I'll chat about "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Five" with listeners on the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on Thursday evening, 20 November 2014.
In Chapter Three of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle develops the outlines of a theory of moral responsibility. He argues that responsibility requires (1) control and (2) knowledge. In Chapter Five of my book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, I explored and further developed this theory of responsibility. In our discussion of this chapter, we'll explore this theory in depth, considering twists and turns like the role of regret and involuntary ignorance and incapacity.
The live broadcast begins at 6 pm PT / 7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET on Thursday, 20 November 2014. The podcast will be posted later that evening. For more details, check out the episode page.
Recent PodcastsThe 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.
9 November 2014: Q&A on Anarchism's Case Against Government, Sportsmanship, Sleeping Around, and More
I answered these questions on Sunday's Philosophy in Action Radio:
Does the government monopoly on the use of force violate rights? What is the meaning and value of sportsmanship? Why would anyone even want to sleep around?
You can listen to or download the podcast below, and visit the episode's page for more, including audio files for individual questions.
- Duration: 1:07:29
- Download: Enhanced M4A File (24.2 MB) or Standard MP3 File (23.2 MB)
- Tags: Anarchism, Business, Character, Communication, Ethics, Government, Honesty, Justice, Law, Libertarianism, Objectivism, Politics, Promiscuity, Rights, Romance, Sex, Sports, Values
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.
- November 9: Activism Recap
- November 10: NoodleCast #315: Anarchism's Case Against Government, Sportsmanship, Sleeping Around, and More
- November 11: New Questions in the Queue