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Thank You for Smoking and claims in fiction

In the movie Thank You for Smoking, Aaron Eckhart plays Nick Naylor, a lobbyist for a cigarette company. He goes to see Jeff Megall (Rob Lowe) about major motion picture product placement. They discuss what kind of movie would be … Continue reading

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Harry Potter 7 Part 1 and Truth in Fiction

There is a part in Harry Potter 7 Part 1 that illustrates quite nicely a point I made in a recent paper. Fiction cannot teach us anything about the world. In the movie, Harry and Ron try to destroy a … Continue reading

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