The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and a healthy helping of popular culture clears the cobwebs from Kant.  Philosophy has had a public relations problem for a few centuries now.  This series aims to change that, showing that philosophy is relevant to your life–and not just for answering the big questions like “To be or not to be?” but for answering the little questions: “To watch or not to watch House?”  Thinking deeply about TV, movies, and music doesn’t make you a “complete idiot.”  In fact it might make you a philosopher, someone who believes the unexamined life is not worth living and the unexamined cartoon is not worth watching.


Superheroes: The Best of Philosophy and Pop Culture

Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? What can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society? Bringing together key chapters from books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, this free superhero sampler engages the intellectual might of big thinkers like Aristotle and Kant to answer these questions and many others.
* Features exclusive bonus content: all-new chapters on Captain America and Thor.
* Gives you a sneak peek at upcoming books: Avengers and Philosophy, Spider-Man and Philosophy, and Superman and Philosophy. Read More

Watchmen and Philosophy

Watchmen is the most critically acclaimed graphic novel ever published and turned the world of comic superheroes on its head. This masterpiece of realistic storytelling, dialogue, and artwork, courtesy of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, raises a host of compelling philosophical questions. Read More

ISBN: 978-0-470-39685-8


240 pages

January 2009

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