Monthly Archives: May 2019

Episode 108 – “Death Ship”

Setting a spaceship safely down on a newly discovered planet is fraught with danger, even in the technologically advanced future of 1997 (as represented in 1963, when this episode aired), the year in which Spaceship E89 is traveling around the … Continue reading

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Episode 107 – “Mute”

We can put the imagination to use in philosophy when we use it to generate and reflect on possible worlds that test or stretch our familiar concepts  from the actual world. In the actual world (at least at this writing) … Continue reading

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Episode 106 – “He’s Alive”

In introductory philosophy classes, it is common for students to push back against the idea that there might be absolute truths about what’s right and wrong, or about anything else. How could a truth be anything more than that, just … Continue reading

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Episode 105 – “Valley of the Shadow”

Philip Redfield misses a turn and winds up in the town of Peaceful Valley.  Serling describes Redfield’s experience as one many of us have had when we’ve made a wrong turn and find ourselves in some isolated small town, seemingly disconnected … Continue reading

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Episode 104 – “The Thirty Fathom Grave”

It is not uncommon for individuals who have  survived multi-casualty events, such as  wars, terrorist attacks, hurricanes, floods,  and other disasters, natural and human-induced, to struggle with their good fortune, in the midst of so much bad fortune. This phenomenon,  … Continue reading

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