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Episode 94 – “Four O’Clock”

Can the pursuit of a world devoid of evil be itself an act of evil? ¬†Yes, and that means that were the pursuit successful, it would result in the elimination of the source of that pursuit. In a possible world … Continue reading

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Episode 93 – “The Little People”

Peter Craig is no god. But he has discovered a race of people on a planet who are so much smaller than he is creatures, that David Hume might have described these small people as “though rational, [they are] possessed … Continue reading

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Episode 73 – “It’s a Good Life”

I characterized “The Mind and the Matter” as grappling with Leibniz’s answer to the questions: “Why is there something rather than nothing” and “Why is it this way rather than some other way.” I said that Leibniz’s answer was that … Continue reading

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Episode 65 – “The Obsolete Man”

“The Obsolete Man” shows us a possible future way in which society is organized, and people are governed. Where people attempt to live together, and, as Hume noted, there are limited but not dire resources, we may enact rules which … Continue reading

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Episode 63 – “The Mind and the Matter”

Leibniz (1646-1716) asked two fundamental questions: (1) Why is there something rather than nothing? and (2) Why is it this way and not some other way? Leibniz argues that if the actual world is the product of an omnipotent, omniscient, … Continue reading

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