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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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Episode 51 – “The Invaders”

A poor woman, living in a rustic shack in some lonely hollow, in a place that looks very much like Appalachia, faces off against the invaders, miniature creatures who have crash landed their flying saucer into her attic. What follows … Continue reading

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Episode 21 – “Mirror Image”

Epistemology, or the theory of knowledge studies the nature of knowledge and deals with skepticism, the worry that nobody knows anything. Metaphysics concerns what exists, and what relationships hold between things that exist.Metaphysical issues include the problem of other minds, … Continue reading

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Episode 11 – “And When the Sky Was Opened”

This is a difficult story to describe, and to assess. The difficulty of description may be central to the point being made. Three pilots test an experimental spacecraft, but disappear from radar for a full 24 hours during the flight, … Continue reading

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