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Episode 151 – “The Encounter”

Even under the best of circumstances, people are remarkable resistant to revising their beliefs when faced with new evidence. Harman (1984) reports that subjects who were given information about the results of studies of their aptitude for science and music, … Continue reading

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Episode 149 – “The Jeopardy Room”

What actions against its own citizens is it permissible for a sovereign state to take in order to protect itself? Is it ever permissible for a state to order its agentsĀ  to hunt down and assassinate a citizen taken to … Continue reading

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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 129 – “Probe 7, Over and Out”

In popular culture, philosophy and religion are often lumped together. In the few remaining bricks-and-mortar bookstores, for example, there’s usually an area reserved for philosophy, religion and spirituality. You might find a book on the philosophy of language near a … Continue reading

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Episode 121 – “In Praise of Pip”

In our interactions with one another, and also in our observations of the actions of individuals in fiction, we find ourselves assessing behavior. We judge individuals as good, or kind, or vicious, or even evil. We consider what has been … Continue reading

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