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Episode 105 – “Valley of the Shadow”

Philip Redfield misses a turn and winds up in the town of Peaceful Valley.  Serling describes Redfield’s experience as one many of us have had when we’ve made a wrong turn and find ourselves in some isolated small town, seemingly disconnected … Continue reading

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Episode 102 – “The Changing of the Guard”

If philosophy is the love (philo) of wisdom (sophia), it is also  about the acquisition of wisdom through education.  If the goal of education is the acquisition of wisdom, or knowledge, how can we best achieve that goal, and what … Continue reading

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Episode 75 – “The Midnight Sun”

There’s a Tom Lehrer song is entitled “We’ll All Go Together When We Go.” In it Lehrer manages to humorously describe the end of the world in a nuclear meltdown. Serling’s “Midnight Sun” was written at about the same time … Continue reading

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Episode 74 – “Deaths-Head Revisited”

Many Twilight Zone episodes provide fodder for philosophical reflection precisely because they invite us to exercise our concepts and attempt to apply them to possible cases and worlds where the strangeness of the circumstances makes doing so a real challenge, one … Continue reading

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Episode 68 – “The Shelter”

During the fall of 2001 students in my Introduction to Philosophy course watched this episode on the afternoon  the same day in which, hours before, the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. were attacked … Continue reading

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