362 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 standard MP3 format; an enhanced M4A feed is also available.)

Philosophy In Action Podcast (MP3) Dr. Diana Hsieh (diana@philosophyinaction.com)

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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 standard MP3 format; an enhanced M4A 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

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Eric Gmutza ,

My Drop Everything, Essential-Listening Podcast

If you've ever wondered what a reality-based, egoistic moral framework would be like in practice, this is the show for you.

Dr. Hsieh gives insightful answers to complex (and sometimes seemingly simple) philosophical and real-world problems, and excels at articulating the reasoning behind her conclusions. Even when she's answering a question that doesn't directly pertain to my life, I still find myself learning something new about *how* to think and *how* to approach challenging issues.

Most importantly, Philosophy in Action is a lot of fun! Dr. Hsieh clearly loves doing the show, and her enthusiasm for the show topics is infectious. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone with a commitment to reason and an interest in living a happy, fulfilled life.

Racheljtm ,

Pleasant and thought provoking

I love the spunk and variety in each show! It's all about trying to figure out the best response to complicated situations based on a bringing a rational approach to the given context. Diana and Greg work well together to give the show a very approachable feel. The problems and philosophy may be challenging, but they make it understandable and fun. I'm almost always smiling when I click play :)

IntegrationAsh ,

How to think about moral questions

What I like most about Dr. Hsieh's podcasts is that she doesn't just state her conclusion in answer to a question, but generally takes you through her reasoning in arriving at that conclusion. This is especially valuable in that she's not just telling you what to do in particular ethical situations, but showing you how to think about moral questions. I usually find myself in agreement with her, but even when I don't she sometimes manages to change my mind. Great stuff!

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