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Episode 61 – “The Silence”

We place bets on events that are probable, not on events that are either certain or impossible, and what we are willing to wager depends on our judgments of the degree of probability that the outcome will obtain, and on … 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 57 – “The Prime Mover”

There’s a long tradition in the history of philosophy, going back at least to Aristotle, of arguing for the existence of a prime mover. If there are things that move, and there are, then there are other things that made … Continue reading

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Episode 55 – “Mr. Dingle – The Strong”

We are often advised to know our limitations, and to plan our actions in light of them. It’s not a good idea  to plan to pull an all-nighter to write a paper when you typically have trouble staying up to … 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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