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  • 00:59

    SwCA Episode 180: Would you rather be a pig happy or Socrates unhappy?

    in Business

    SITE: http://www.courtneyanderson.com/swca-episode-180-joyful-art-of-business-series-would-you-rather-be-a-pig-happy-or-socrates-unhappy.html

     

    SHOW NOTES: In our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). The act of engaging in professional endeavors, in any capacity (i.e., as an employee, employer, entrepreneur, contractor, volunteer, paid, full time, part time, intermittently, etc.) is an expression of our ideas and creative talents (“art”). All of this is in furtherance of our mission to surpass our goals! Our episode today is, “Would you rather be a pig happy or Socrates unhappy?” (i.e., is ignorance bliss?) 

    Where did the show topic come from?

    From a book written by John Stuart Mill. The book is titled, “Utilitarianism” and was first published in 1861. 

    From Frostburg University, “Is the high-strung and hardworking intellectual superior to the relaxed and benevolent airhead? Considering that high culture requires so much attention and effort, and that it does not seem to pay off too well in terms of sociability and contentment, is it really worth the price it exacts?  This is the question that John Stuart Mill tries to answer in the second chapter of his book Utilitarianism (first published in 1861). In that chapter Mill offers the famous judgment (in favor of the New Yorkers, as it were) that "it is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied." Basically Mill contends that a highly cultured person is a happier person, a person who gets more pleasure out of life than an airhead--even if such a person experiences a great deal of frustration and dissatisfaction as a result of being educated and cultured.” (http:

  • 01:08

    Q&A: Egoism, Drunk Driving, Curbing Dogs, and More

    in Self Help

    Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on one thought too many in egoism, drunk driving in a free society, dogs versus private property, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

    Question 1: Does egoism suffer from 'one thought too many'? 

    Question 2: Should driving drunk be illegal in a free society? 

    Question 3: Do dog owners violate rights by allowing their dogs to poop on others' lawns? 

    To download or feed a high-quality version of this episode, plus show notes and other details, visit its archive page. 

    For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.

  • 01:08

    Q&A: Moral Saints, Inventing Stories, and More

    in Self Help

    Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on moral saints, inventing stories about yourself, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

    Question 1: Should a person want to be a "moral saint"? 

    Question 2: Is it wrong to invent stories about yourself to tell to strangers? 

    To download or feed a high-quality version of this episode, plus show notes and other details, visit its archive page. 

    For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.

  • 01:59

    Freethought in Action: Two Deistic Views on Morality

    in Religion

    Freethinkers reject authority and dogma, especially in religion. Freethinkers form their own conclusions, based on reason and logic, not group think. And that’s one of the beauties of Deism, a form of theistic freethought: Deists are not expected to uniformly believe the same things.An example of this involves morality, where the World Union of Deists' Jayson and Tim hold two different views.As Jayson explained last month, he believes that Utilitarianism (the ethical theory that every voluntary human action should attempt to achieve the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest amount of creatures, especially humans) is the best ethical theory.  But his co-host Tim Wingate disagrees, arguing that Utilitarianism or its variations has historically brought paternalistic, hierarchical, and authoritarian efforts -- sometimes violent -- to achieve the greatest good for all.  For Tim, examples provided in Nature should provide the foundation for ethical theory and morality.Do both moralistic views lead to the same result? Is one better than another, or do you have something else in mind?  Find out what both freethinking Deists have to say on this subject, and feel free to call in with your opinions or questions.For more information, please visit the sponsor page at GodDiscussion.net.The God Gave Us Reason, Not Religion podcast is a service of The World Union of Deists, a global network and educational outreach for Deism.

  • 01:09

    Q&A: Justifying Punishment, Passive Income, Price Gouging, and More

    in Self Help

    Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on justifying punishment, living on passive income, the morality of price gouging, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

    Question 1: What justifies punishing people for committing crimes? 

    Question 2: Is it moral to live on passive income or just work a "four hour work week"? 

    Question 3: Is it morally wrong to profit from someone else's distress? 

    To download or feed a high-quality version of this episode, plus show notes and other details, visit its archive page. 

    For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.

  • 00:45

    Pro-Individual: Anarchist Ethics

    in Politics

    We're going to discuss the non-aggression axiom, utilitarianism, ethical egoism, natural law, natural rights, deontological perspectives, and consequentialist perspectives. Join me to understand how to apply these principles correctly to morality, practicality, and legality.
    This episode is going to set up soon to be aired episodes on goals and tactics of anarchism (in becoming an anarchist society), and episodes on panarchism (anarchist legal order) and panarchist synthesis (anarchist organization and economic methods).
    You won't want to miss these episodes...they will be the best of my entire time here at blogtalkradio.

  • 02:01

    Episode (70):Truth vs. Agenda

    in Lifestyle

     
    More and more people are becoming self validating. The more people talk the more they believe themselves. As humanity evolves truth appears weakened. Tonight we will discuss whether or not truth can stand alone or if truth is always “agendized.” When something is driven by an agenda (utilitarianism) or deemed ‘relative’ by the court of public opinion it has no stand alone credentials. However, truth has been hijacked by these two slave masters; Agenda and Public Opinion. We will argue tonight that truth is not subjective but objective. Truth has no intent, it is. We will look for support in tonight’s conversation to express how the truth does not belong to anyone and that agendas can only evolve from thinking creatures intent on self gain. 
    The Move Crew Radio Show is in place to help you to be the best that you can be. Ralph and Shawn are your hosts and with their experience, education and passion you will be guided to the best path that allows you to experience today and ultimately " Grow Your Greatness." The tag line for this show is 'in order to grow great we all must communicate.' Join us and let's grow together.  

  • 01:16

    Q&A: Expressing Love, Security Flaws, Happiness, and More

    in Self Help

    Philosopher Dr. Diana Hsieh answered questions on five love languages, the morality of exposing security flaws, the nature of happiness, the importance of a candidate's views on abortion, and more in this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio. 

    Question 1: What do you think of the "Five Love Languages"? 

    Question 2: Is it moral to post information on security flaws that can help criminals better commit crimes? 

    Question 3: What is happiness? 

    Question 4: How important are a political candidate's views on abortion? 

    To download or feed a high-quality version of this episode, plus show notes and other details, visit its archive page. 

    For more from Dr. Diana Hsieh on the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life, visit PhilosophyInAction.com.

  • 01:48

    Jun 27, 2012

    in Lifestyle

    Topics include work as worship; faith; eating requirements and habits; goat neck swelling; and utilitarianism.

  • 01:09

    May 20, 2012

    in Lifestyle

    Topics include utilitarianism; pragmatism; Church authority roles; wheat varieties Mr. Bunker planted and next crops; election in the Bible; planting crops by hand; and horse-drawn equipment for plowing, etc.