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Episode 141 – “Spur of the Moment”

You are a person. At this moment, you are reading this essay. But you have existed at other moments; at those moments, the person who existed was you. At each moment, your body is extended in space. But from moment … Continue reading

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Episode 139 – “Night Call”

When Miss Elva Keene, and elderly and infirm woman living in rural Maine, appears to be getting phone calls in the middle of the night, what is really happening, or at least what really matters, is that she is remembering … Continue reading

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Episode 135 – “The Long Morrow”

It is reassuring to see that in a future where we are preoccupied with scientific and technological advancement, there is still a place for love at first sight, though, as it’s portrayed in “The Long Morrow,” there is certainly room … Continue reading

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Episode 117 – “The Incredible World of Horace Ford”

In the 17th and 18th centuries, philosophers found it useful to carve up the mind into different components, which they called “faculties.” Descartes, writing in the 17th century, distinguished between the faculties of sensation, imagination, reason, and memory. He, and other philosophers … Continue reading

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Episode 99 – “Young Man’s Fancy”

The term “fancy” was used in 17th and 18th century philosophy as the name of the faculty of imagination, and what one fancied is what one imagined. Although the term isn’t used that way anymore, it is used in a … Continue reading

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