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Episode 52 – “A Penny for Your Thoughts”

The philosophical examination of an aspect of the human condition is often carried out by taking some feature of that condition, and imaging its absence, and then thinking about how that difference – the human condition minus some feature – … Continue reading

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Episode 48 – “Dust”

When things are really tough, we tend to hope for something miraculous to happen, for some bit of magic that will transform some inevitable doom. Of course, hoping that something will be the case is a form of imagining it to … Continue reading

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Episode 41 – “The Howling Man”

The howling man is the devil, and he’s howling because he’s been caught and contained, at great effort, by Father Jerome, the head of a religious order in Eastern Europe, between the two world wars. A visiting American, David Ellington, … Continue reading

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Episode 22 – “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”

To the extent that there is a moral fabric among humanity, it is indeed fragile, and in this episode it is intentionally torn asunder by conquerors from outside humanity. The fabric, the moral structure that makes it possible for Maple … Continue reading

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Episode 18 – “The Last Flight”

There are consequences of our actions, though of course, since effects come after causes, we don’t experience those effects at the time they are caused.  For contiguous effects, we don’t have to wait long.  But other effects are long in … Continue reading

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