300 episodes

Dr. Diana Hsieh's podcasts focus on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. She draws on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, Aristotle's ethics, personality theory, and observation. Visit PhilosophyInAction.com for live radio shows, blogging, and more. (This podcast feed uses the enhanced M4A format; a standard MP3 feed is also available.)

Philosophy In Action Podcast (M4A) Dr. Diana Hsieh (diana@philosophyinaction.com)

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8, 38 Ratings

Dr. Diana Hsieh's podcasts focus on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. She draws on Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism, Aristotle's ethics, personality theory, and observation. Visit PhilosophyInAction.com for live radio shows, blogging, and more. (This podcast feed uses the enhanced M4A format; a standard MP3 feed is also available.)

    #363: Q&A on The Future of America, Vulnerability, Cheating, and More (27 September 2015)

    #363: Q&A on The Future of America, Vulnerability, Cheating, and More (27 September 2015)

    In this 27 September 2015 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, Philosopher Dr. Diana Brickell discussed the future of the United States, the value of vulnerability, cheating to get a job back, and more.

    * Introduction (0:00)
    * Question 1: The Future of the United States (2:24)
    * Question 2: The Value of Vulnerability (23:50)
    * Question 3: Cheating to Get a Job Back (40:46)
    * Rapid Fire Questions (51:44)
    * Conclusion (1:07:25)

    For more from Dr. Diana Brickell on the application rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit Philosophy in Action: http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #362: Podcast on How to Be Principled about Election Politics (14 September 2015)

    #362: Podcast on How to Be Principled about Election Politics (14 September 2015)

    In this 14 September 2015 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, philosopher Dr. Diana Brickell podcast on "How to Be Principled about Election Politics." Topics discussed include:

    * Partisan politics
    * The nature and importance of rights
    * The basis of rights
    * Practical advice on elections

    For more from Dr. Diana Brickell on the application rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit Philosophy in Action: http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com

    • 55 min
    #361: Q&A on Workplace Diversity, Date Rape, and Dating Filters (6 September 2015)

    #361: Q&A on Workplace Diversity, Date Rape, and Dating Filters (6 September 2015)

    In this 6 September 2015 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, Philosopher Dr. Diana Brickell discussed workplace diversity, accusations of date rape, evaluating romantic prospects, and more.

    * Introduction (0:00)
    * Question 1: Workplace Diversity (2:01)
    * Question 2: Accusations of Date Rape (42:25)
    * Question 3: Evaluating Romantic Prospects (57:30)


    * Conclusion (1:22:00)

    For more from Dr. Diana Brickell on the application rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit Philosophy in Action: http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    #360: Q&A on Impartialist Ethics, Name Changes, and More (30 August 2015)

    #360: Q&A on Impartialist Ethics, Name Changes, and More (30 August 2015)

    In this 30 August 2015 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, Philosopher Dr. Diana Brickell discussed impartialism in ethics, changing names with marriage, and more.

    * Introduction (0:00)
    * Question 1: Impartialism in Ethics (3:10)
    * Question 2: Changing Names with Marriage (31:02)


    * Rapid Fire Questions (45:19)
    * Conclusion (1:02:24)

    For more from Dr. Diana Brickell on the application rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit Philosophy in Action: http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #359: Q&A on Confidence, Delegation in Marriage, University Study, and More (16 August 2015)

    #359: Q&A on Confidence, Delegation in Marriage, University Study, and More (16 August 2015)

    In this 16 August 2015 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, Philosopher Dr. Diana Brickell discussed confidence in opinions, delegation in marriage, deriving self-esteem from university study, and more.

    * Introduction (0:00)
    * Question 1: Confidence in Opinions (2:32)
    * Question 2: Delegation in Marriage (27:59)
    * Question 3: Deriving Self-Esteem from University Study (49:08)
    * Rapid Fire Questions (57:25)
    * Conclusion (1:03:45)

    For more from Dr. Diana Brickell on the application rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit Philosophy in Action: http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #358: Q&A on Morality Versus Prudence, Secrets from Parents, Death Notifications, and More (2 August 2015)

    #358: Q&A on Morality Versus Prudence, Secrets from Parents, Death Notifications, and More (2 August 2015)

    In this 2 August 2015 episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, Philosopher Dr. Diana Brickell discussed morality versus prudence, concealing a relationship from parents, death notifications via Facebook, and more.

    * Introduction (0:00)
    * Question 1: Morality Versus Prudence (2:04)
    * Question 2: Concealing a Relationship from Parents (22:25)
    * Question 3: Death Notifications via Facebook (33:19)
    * Rapid Fire Questions (38:17)
    * Conclusion (58:34)

    For more from Dr. Diana Brickell on the application rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit Philosophy in Action: http://www.PhilosophyInAction.com

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Melb4564 ,

Wonderful Introduction to Objectivism

This podcast is very thought provoking. I love the question/answer format that most shows follow. The format keeps the show very entertaining because the topics switch so drastically in each show. Even though I haven't had any formal philosophy classes, I never feel like Dr. Diana Hsieh is talking over my head.

bluesfanincc ,

Engaging, informative, and it's got bongos!

Philosophy in Action is an engaging radio-like program presenting real world applications of objectivist thought in question and answer format. Dr. Hsieh and her co-host are very down to Earth, exploring questions submitted from their audience on-line via their web site with respect, humor and insight. And they mark program segments with the sound of bongos. This you've just got to hear; for those who remember the beatniks the bongos are a treat. Philosophy in Action is a gem: well thought out, presented in a lively format, entertaining and informative. Highly recommended.

krastio ,

Very good show

Dr. Hsieh answers various kinds of questions with clarity and rational thought. A pleasant way to spend an hour.

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