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Q&A: Social Contract, Excusing Wrongs, Obama, and More

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Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on social contract theory, romanticizing historical figures in art, mental illness as an excuse for wrongdoing, fervent hatred for President Obama, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

Question 1: Is a "social contract" the proper basis for government? 

Question 2: Are there moral limits to romanticizing historical figures in art? 

Question 3: Does mental illness excuse wrong behavior? 

Question 4: How should I respond to friends who fanatically hate President Obama? 

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