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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 137 – “Number Twelve Looks Just Like You”

In “Eye of the Beholder” Miss Janet Tyler’s appearance is different from that of most members of the society in which she lives, and she agrees to undergo an operation to bring her into conformity with others. In “Number Twelve … 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 125 – “The Last Night of a Jockey”

Most of us have had the experience of being misunderstood by others. Sometimes these misunderstandings are small. For example, a host may choose to serve you a vegetarian meal, mistaking you for a vegetarian, when you were really hoping for … Continue reading

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Episode 121 – “In Praise of Pip”

In our interactions with one another, and also in our observations of the actions of individuals in fiction, we find ourselves assessing behavior. We judge individuals as good, or kind, or vicious, or even evil. We consider what has been … Continue reading

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