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Episode 114 – “I Dream of Genie”

The fable of Aladdin’s Lamp, adapted here as “I Dream of Genie,” is an enduring favorite, and perhaps that’s because it raises a fundamental philosophical issue of how one ought to lead one’s life in a very personal way: What ought you  … Continue reading

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Episode 97 – “The Gift”

Philosophy attempts to come up with and to answer our most basic questions. Those questions can include questions about philosophy itself, including the question of whether the questions of philosophy really are basic questions. Is philosophy is constrained by our social, cultural, … Continue reading

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Episode 93 – “The Little People”

Peter Craig is no god. But he has discovered a race of people on a planet who are so much smaller than he is creatures, that David Hume might have described these small people as “though rational, [they are] possessed … Continue reading

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Episode 91 – “Little Girl Lost”

You know you’re in the Twilight Zone when you witness a set of parents discover that their daughter is missing, and they don’t call the police. They call a physicist. Oddly, that turns out to be a good move, because … Continue reading

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Episode 87 – “A Piano in the House”

A birthday party is a gathering of friends and relatives of the birthday boy, or girl, man, or, in this case, woman. Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a theater critic, has invited friends and colleagues from the world of the theater to … Continue reading

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