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Episode 69 – “The Passersby”

Is sympathy called for in response to the opening scene when we realize, that the passersby are Confederate soldiers at the close of The Civil War in April, 1865, and the house they are passing contains an ailing Confederate woman, Lavinia, whose … 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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Episode 66 – “Two”

Serling summarizes the episode with the simple description that it is a love story in The Twilight Zone. And that it is, but a love story set in conditions hardly conducive to the fostering of love, or of anything short … Continue reading

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Episode 64 – “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up”

How do we, and more philosophically, how ought we assess the character and motives of others, particularly in the face of potential threats to our well-being? How should we interpret the actions, claims, and even appearance of others as either menacing … 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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