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Episode 71 – “The Mirror”

“The Mirror” is a rather heavy-handed warning about the tendency of revolutions to lead to tyranny and fascism. Airing within two years of Castro’s rise to power in Cuba, Serling is unapologetic about this episode’s presentation of a fictional version … Continue reading

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Episode 21 – “Mirror Image”

Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge studies the nature of knowledge and deals with skepticism, the worry that nobody knows anything. Metaphysics concerns what exists, and what relationships hold between things that exist.Metaphysical issues include the problem of other minds, … Continue reading

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Episode 136 – “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross”

An early Beatles song begins: I’ll buy you a diamond ring, my friend If it makes you feel all right I’ll get you anything, my friend If it makes you feel all right ‘Cause I don’t care too much for … Continue reading

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Episode 113 – “The Parallel”

Works of fiction, including episodes of The Twilight Zone, are, or appear to be, representations of possible worlds. Insofar as they succeed in representing what is possible, they do represent possible worlds. In their simplest form, a work of fiction represents … 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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