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“Practically speaking, police officers are naturally skeptical of psychics and psychic phenomena. However, from an investigative point of view, anything that has proven to be successful in one investigation should certainly be considered in other cases. It should be noted that information provided by the psychic may not always be accurate and in some instances may have no value to the investigation. However, this should not discourage authorities from using a psychic, especially in homicide cases where information is limited. The use of a psychic can be considered as an additional investigative aid. Empirical research into psychic phenomena has been limited, and no “hard” research data are available to indicate an accurate percentage of cases materially aided by the use of psychic phenomena. However, investigatively speaking, documentation of successes has been sufficient to merit the consideration of this technique on a case-by-case basis.”
In a first for the Philosophy Department, Jeremy Fantl taught a course during block week. Philosophical problems and ideas are often motivated with hypothetical scenarios. Films can present philosophically rich scenarios in vivid and compelling detail. In " Philosophy at the Movies ," Prof. Fantl and his students looked at a selection of films (and a couple of television episodes) that dramatize philosophical problems, including issues in the philosophy of evidence and knowledge (epistemology), the nature of right and wrong (ethics), how punishment might justified, the possibility of self-sacrifice and moral dilemmas, and what it is to lead a good life.