E69. "For Your Safety" - How do you know if the government-imposed limits on personal freedom “for your protection” have gone too far?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
1y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: In this work of philosophical short story fiction, Zoe gets a knock on her door from the Department of Public Health. They have detected increased biochemical signatures that lead them to believe she has been having sexual intercourse without a properly filed Intimate Partnership Agreement (IPA). The IPA’s are for her protection to ensure that any potential partners are disease free. Initially, she denies ..read more
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E68. "Cruel Means, Bitter Ends" - Should war be "won" at any cost?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
1y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: When, if ever, is it okay to let evil win? Should all wars be fought to the bitter end, or is ending the suffering of your people more important? In this work of philosophical short story fiction, the Prime Minister is a long-time military man sworn to fighting the evil aggression of the Theocratic Republic of New Anglia. The war has been going on a long time. As a military leader, he ran on the platform ..read more
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E67. "Exodus" - What makes a “religious” holiday?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
2y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: What makes a “religious” holiday? Does the combination of ritual, culture, and family custom all merge together to create “religion?” Does it even matter if the historical basis for religious stories are false? In this work of philosophical short story fiction, the spaceship computer AI wakes up a family in deep space hibernation to give them time to prepare for, and celebrate, Passover. There are many si ..read more
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E66. "Rose-tinted Glasses" - Can you stop yourself from "growing up?"
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
2y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: What do we lose when we leave childhood and become adults? Is this a good thing? Can we, at least for a moment, turn back time and see the world again as a child? In this work of philosophical short story fiction, Becca and Adam are members of the Fairytale Fellowship, a group of children who can still see the magic in the world and protect the world from wrong-doing magical creatures. Becca and Adam find ..read more
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E65. "The Wrong Side Of History" - How far would you go to protect your legacy?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
2y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: Is it appropriate to hold politicians accountable for their past votes, their past actions, and their past opinions, even if they are not reflective of them today? In this work of philosophical short story fiction, Senator McCoy is 130 years old and is considered a “national treasure” for his nearly century of public service. Shortly before his retirement he is confronted by a member of an extremist organ ..read more
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E64. "The Machine" - Would you help create general AI?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
2y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: A review of “Newcomb’s paradox” and “Roko’s Basilisk,” asks the question, it is better to help build a super AI when failure to do so might later get you punished by it? This work of philosophical short story of fiction is written as a letter to a friend. The letter writer was told about, and is now working on, a computer program that will infiltrate and merge with other computers, eventually created a si ..read more
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E63. "Bugs In The Valley" - How do you decide who gets scarce medical treatments?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
2y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: Should medicine developed through privately funded research be auctioned off to the highest bidder or distributed to those most in need? In this work of philosophical short story fiction, Amaya has developed a “bug” based on a rare flower that actively finds and repairs damaged cells in the human body. Her friend, and later husband, helps her bring additional funding to the project. The important flower i ..read more
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E62. "Appreciating Hate" - Should we stop consuming art from vile artists?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
2y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: Is acceptable to consume art that reflects the “depraved, the cruel, the violent, and the heartless” aspects humanity? In this work of philosophical short story fiction, Felix doesn’t go for “moral relativism.” He believes there is good and evil, that art should not reflect the evil of the world, or enrich artists who are found wanting. Accordingly, Felix has gone about the lifelong process of removing al ..read more
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E61. "Conscience Cleaners" - Does a criminal need to remember his crime?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
2y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: Should a criminal suffering from the remorse of the crime he committed be permitted to be freed of that pain? In this work of philosophical short story fiction, Mr. Henmore’s was convicted of a terrible crime many years ago. He served his time, and been paroled, and is genuinely remorseful for what he did. In fact, his pain is so great, even years later, he suffers severe, almost daily, mental anguish fro ..read more
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E60. "Home For The Holidays" - Do you ever give up on family?
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by Kolby Granville, After Dinner Conversation
2y ago
Philosophy | Ethics Short Story Magazine: Code “Happy” for 12 Issues/$4.95! https://www.afterdinnerconversation.com/subscribe/yearly Named “Top 20 Philosophy Podcast” for 2022! STORY SUMMARY: How do you find common ground with those that believe in a vast, intricate, media conspiracy to hide the truth? In this work of philosophical short story of fiction, the narrator drives out to his parent’s house to visit them for the holidays. Much to his surprise, when his parents open the door, they are only two feet tall! He is concerned that his parents, like many in the world, have shrunk to half the ..read more
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