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Episode 148 – “Caesar and Me”

It is uncontroversial that you can do something that you don’t want to do. You can  pay taxes when you’d rather not. You can take the trash out to the street when you’d rather keep reading a novel. You can … Continue reading

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Episode 147 – “Sounds and Silences”

“Sounds and Silences” is a rather heavy-handed character sketch of an individual who is deeply flawed as a husband, as a boss, and simply as a member of  humanity. Roswell Flemington’s  flaws are related to his interests and values. He … Continue reading

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Episode 146 – “I am the Night – Color Me Black”

It is widely recognized, by philosophers but also by many others, that feelings can be communicated from one person to another, where it isn’t just that one person can understand what feelings another person is having, but one person is … Continue reading

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Episode 145 – “The Masks”

Death has always been a central concern of philosophy, and it is one of the most central topics in episodes of The Twilight Zone. If, as Epicurus noted, our own death is not a state we can experience, we can, … Continue reading

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Episode 144 – “What’s in the Box?”

Joe and Phyllis Britt are not a happily married couple. Joe comes home from driving a cab tired and irritable. Phyllis is not sympathetic, and worse, she’s suspicious that Joe is cheating on her. Their interactions consist of one verbal … Continue reading

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