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Popular Culture and Philosophy

"Since its inception in 2000, Open Court's Popular Culture and Philosophy series has brought high-quality philosophy to general readers. The volumes present essays by academic philosophers exploring the meanings, concepts, and puzzles within television shows, movies, music and other icons of popular culture."

For further information see the Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy web page.

The Popular Culture and Philosophy series

no info Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing, 2000
no info The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer, 2001
no info The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real, 2002
no info Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale, 2003
no info The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All, 2003
no info Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box, 2004
no info The Sopranos and Philosophy: I Kill Therefore I Am, 2004
no info Woody Allen and Philosophy: You Mean My Whole Fallacy is Wrong?, 2004
no info Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts, 2004
no info Mel Gibson's Passion and Philosophy: The Cross, the Questions, the Controversy, 2004
no info More Matrix and Philosophy: Revolutions and Reloaded Decoded, 2005
no info Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine, 2005
no info Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way, 2005
no info The Atkins Diet and Philosophy: Chewing the Fat with Kant and Nietzsche, 2005
no info The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview, 2005
no info Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason, 2005
info Bob Dylan and Philosophy: It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Thinking), Carl Porter and Peter Vernezze (Eds), 2005
no info Harley-Davidson and Philosophy: Full-Throttle Aristotle, 2006
no info Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think!, 2006
no info Poker and Philosophy: Pocket Rockets and Philosopher Kings, 2006
info U2 and Philosophy: How to Decipher an Atomic Band, Mark A. Wrathall (Ed), 2006
no info The Undead and Philosophy: Chicken Soup for the Soulless, 2006
no info James Bond and Philosophy: Questions Are Forever, 2006
no info Bullshit and Philosophy: Guaranteed to Get Perfect Results Every Time, 2006
info The Beatles and Philosophy: Nothing You Can Think That Can't Be Thunk, Michael Baur and Steven Baur (Eds), 2006
no info South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating, 2007
no info Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics, 2007
info The Grateful Dead And Philosophy: Getting High Minded about Love and Haight, Steve Gimbel (Ed), 2007

Forthcoming titles:

no info Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy, 2007
info Pink Floyd and Philosophy, George A. Reisch (Ed), 2007
no info Star Trek and Philosophy
no info World of Warcraft and Philosophy
no info Johnny Cash and Philosophy
no info Anime/Manga and Philosophy
no info Soccer and Philosophy
no info Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy
no info The Rolling Stones and Philosophy

Last updated June 2007