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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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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 89 – “To Serve Man”

If a race of creatures from space showed up on our doorstep, what should we do?¬† What do we normally do when we are confronted by individuals or groups who we don’t know?¬† What should they do? How should they … Continue reading

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Episode 52 – “A Penny for Your Thoughts”

The philosophical examination of an aspect of the human condition is often carried out by taking some feature of that condition, and imaging its absence, and then thinking about how that difference – the human condition minus some feature – … Continue reading

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Episode 50 – “The Whole Truth”

Opening an episode entitled “The Whole Truth” with a scene (in fact, it’s the only scene of the entire episode) at a used car dealership is hilarious, and what ensues does not disappoint. A young couple, “just browsing” for dependable … Continue reading

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