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Episode 70 – “A Game of Pool”

Woody Allen once said that he didn’t want to become immortal through his works. He wanted to become immortal by not dying.  It’s hard to get much distance from Skakespeare’s puzzle about our posture towards death,  but this episode is … Continue reading

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Episode 44 – “The Lateness of the Hour”

Technology can be marvelous. Cars whisk us to our destinations, washing machines clean our clothes. In this episode we see technology in spades: Jaina’s father has created technology that goes beyond our wildest dreams. Robotic servants and a fully controlled … Continue reading

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Episode 34 – “The After Hours”

Marcia appears to be the most ordinary of persons, in the most ordinary of circumstances, a department store.  Marcia is the consummate shopper: she knows what she wants and is in the process of taking steps to get it. Even … Continue reading

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Episode 29 – “Nightmare as a Child”

Miss Foley’s nightmare as a child wasn’t a dream, it was the actual murder of her mother, witnessed by her as a 10 year old and then suppressed in memory.  Her mother’s murderer knows that she doesn’t remember the murder, … 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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