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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...true friend. A real friend is expected, above all, to provide us with full and true information and, thereby, to enhance our ability to choose. Trum... ... and the willingness to take risks (such as the risk of providing Truman with full information about his condition). All the actors who played Trum... ...bsence of choice, no utopia can exist. In the absence of full, timely and accurate information, no choice can exist. Actually, the availability of ... ...them are identical states. Only an outside observer - one who in possession of full information regarding both the Matrix and the humans - can tell ... ...hough one can remember their outcomes). One often forgets events, names, and other information even if it was conscious at a given time in one's pa... ...possible where the laws of nature are different. This is the same tired regularity theory in a more exotic guise. They are all descendants of Hume'... ...rld. It mainly arises when we introduce intentional action and perception into the theory of causation. Let us revert to the much- maligned owner of... ... property, planning, wealth and capital. Mental inequalities lead to innovation and theory. Knowledge differentials are at the heart of educational ... ...d logic): computability or recursive functions (later to be developed into Automata Theory). The authors confined themselves to dealing with comput...

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