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Episode 90 – “The Fugitive”

A fugitive is a person on the run, someone escaping conditions in their own culture or country uncomfortable enough to make the effort to uproot and adjust to an unfamiliar, and often unfriendly, place worth the often considerable risks.  The … Continue reading

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Episode 77 – “The Jungle”

New York City is sometimes described as a jungle, where that’s understood as a dense, dark, and foreboding place. “The Jungle” takes place entirely the jungle of New York City, but the city itself is not represented as dark and … Continue reading

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Episode 68 – “The Shelter”

During the fall of 2001 students in my Introduction to Philosophy course watched this episode on the afternoon  the same day in which, hours before, the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. were attacked … Continue reading

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Episode 64 – “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up”

How do we, and more philosophically, how ought we assess the character and motives of others, particularly in the face of potential threats to our well-being? How should we interpret the actions, claims, and even appearance of others as either menacing … Continue reading

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Episode 59 – A Hundred Yards Over the Rim

Many time travel episodes are about traveling to the past. This one is about traveling to the future, and then returning to the point in time from which one traveled, that is,  back to the past.  If you go to … Continue reading

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