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Episode 130 – “The 7th is Made up of Phantoms”

George Santayana, a Spanish-American philosopher of the late 19th and 20th century, said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In this episode, we find that those who do remember the past are condemned to … 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 99 – “Young Man’s Fancy”

The term “fancy” was used in 17th and 18th century philosophy as the name of the faculty of imagination, and what one fancied is what one imagined. Although the term isn’t used that way anymore, it is used in a … Continue reading

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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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