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Episode 102 – “The Changing of the Guard”

If philosophy is the love (philo) of wisdom (sophia), it is also  about the acquisition of wisdom through education.  If the goal of education is the acquisition of wisdom, or knowledge, how can we best achieve that goal, and what … Continue reading

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Episode 100 – “I Sing the Body Electric”

An electronic data-processing system in the shape of a woman capable of giving loving supervision to your children. That’s the claim of Facsimile Limited. It fits the bill for a family of five, reduced to four by the death of … Continue reading

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Episode 88 – “The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtebank”

Jeff Myrtebank succumbs to the flu as a young man in rural Kentucky, or thereabouts, in the 1920s. His family physician, Dr. Bolton, declares him dead, and his family administers last rites at their country church. During the service, Jeff … Continue reading

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Episode 86 – “Kick the Can”

How should we live in old age, if we achieve it? How should we evaluate our life  when we are old, and in evaluating it how should we take into account the arc of existence that includes the infirmities and limitations that come … Continue reading

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Episode 84 – “The Hunt”

There are any number of circumstances in which one might confuse heaven and hell, including when one is in the latter but thinks they are in the former. For example, in  A Nice Place to Visit, Rocky thinks he is in heaven for … Continue reading

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