Philosophy


In the opening scenes of Disney and Pixar’s WallE, the titular robot returns home from a full day of garbage cleanup with a little pile of treasures to add to his extensive collection. Carefully, Wall-E puts each item in its place, but a spork stumps him. Does it go with the spoons or with the forks?

Like Wall-E, many of us like to fit things, people, and ideas into neatly structured categories. (more…)

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Chance or choice? Fate or free will? Which is it?

This oft-debated question gets top billing in the upcoming sci-fi/thriller The Adjustment Bureau (release date March 4), and moviegoers will leave theatres not only mulling over where they parked but if that parking spot were predetermined for them. (more…)

I love it when a movie provokes thoughtful discussion. Last weekend, my husband and I spent half an hour talking over the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Murder on the Orient Express. Despite having read the book and seen the 1974 version I wasn’t prepared for the darker direction this movie took the story.

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