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Episode 114 – “I Dream of Genie”

The fable of Aladdin’s Lamp, adapted here as “I Dream of Genie,” is an enduring favorite, and perhaps that’s because it raises a fundamental philosophical issue of how one ought to lead one’s life in a very personal way: What ought you  … Continue reading

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Episode 109 – “Jesse-Belle”

“Jesse-Belle” is, as Serling notes in his opening narration, a familiar love triangle. Jesse-Belle and Ellwyn are each in love with Billy-Ben, who is alternatively attracted to each, but  ultimately must make a choice.   Is the selection of a lover … Continue reading

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Episode 106 – “He’s Alive”

In introductory philosophy classes, it is common for students to push back against the idea that there might be absolute truths about what’s right and wrong, or about anything else. How could a truth be anything more than that, just … 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 80 – “A Quality of Mercy”

This is one of several episodes set close to the end of a war, in this case, the end of World War II in the Pacific theater. In contrast to the beginning of a war, when no one knows which … Continue reading

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