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Episode 86 – “Kick the Can”

How should we live in old age, if we achieve it? How should we evaluate our life  when we are old, and in evaluating it how should we take into account the arc of existence that includes the infirmities and limitations that come … 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 60 – “The Rip Van Winkle Caper”

What, if anything,  has lasting or intrinsic value?  Suppose your strategy is to steal something of great value and hold onto it for a hundred years, with the hope of cashing in when the heat is off. Is that a … Continue reading

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Episode 46 – “A Most Unusual Camera”

Even small time crooks need to be able to predict the future. The story begins with a married couple, despairing over their meager haul from the robbery of a curio shop. Lamenting the fact that the stolen items are mostly … Continue reading

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Episode 16 – “The Hitch Hiker”

Ostensibly, this is about two persons, Nan Adams, on a road trip to L.A. from the East Coast, and a hitch hiker, a tramp, looking for a ride. The problem for Nan is that the hitch hiker keeps reappearing throughout … Continue reading

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