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Episode 125 – “The Last Night of a Jockey”

Most of us have had the experience of being misunderstood by others. Sometimes these misunderstandings are small. For example, a host may choose to serve you a vegetarian meal, mistaking you for a vegetarian, when you were really hoping for … Continue reading

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Episode 124 – “A Kind of Stopwatch”

In the normal course of things, time passes. Our awareness of the passage of time is intimately related to our experience of happenings, or events, in the world and in ourselves. When we explicitly measure time, using a watch, a … Continue reading

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Episode 79 – “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”

In discussions about the nature of knowledge, skepticism looms large: How do we know we are not brains in vats? How do we know we are not dreaming? In raising these skeptical worries we are acutely aware that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Episode 1 “Where is Everybody?”

Solipsism is the view that the thinking, perceiving individual is the only thing that exists, that the appearance of other persons and other physical things is just that – an appearance – an illusion constructed by the mind of the … Continue reading

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