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Episode 149 – “The Jeopardy Room”

What actions against its own citizens is it permissible for a sovereign state to take in order to protect itself? Is it ever permissible for a state to order its agents  to hunt down and assassinate a citizen taken to … Continue reading

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Episode 118 – “On Thursday We Leave for Home”

Although it takes place a billion miles from earth, “On Thursday We Leave for Home” is decidedly about about problems that one need not travel one mile from the surface of the earth to discover. It is about how an … Continue reading

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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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