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The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Philosophy

The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Philosophy: How Minnie Mouse Refutes Marxism by Jason Brennan Can the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, a CGI-animated children’s s show, settle the debate between capitalists and socialists, once and for all? The great Marxist philosopher Gerald Cohen, in his recent book Why Not Socialism?, argues most of us are already committed…

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Scandal and Philosophy

By William Irwin I’ve just finished binge-watching 3 seasons of Scandal. It’s the most addictive show I’ve seen in a long time, even more addictive than House of Cards. But whereas House of Cards is perfect for an “and Philosophy” book, Scandal is not. At least, I don’t think it is. House of Cards is outrageous,…

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Wheel of Time and Philosophy

Wheel of Time and Philosophy How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Originality and Love Robert Jordan Jacob M. Held Roughly six years ago, a friend of mine asked if I was familiar with the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I wasn’t, but I was informed by others that I should be. “Jake,…

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South Park and Alan Watts VIDEO

I don’t know if this video was really made by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. But even if it wasn’t, it’s a pretty funny accompaniment to Alan Watts. You might also like: View the complete list of books:

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Christopher Nolan and Philosophy

By William Irwin, David Kyle Johnson published Inception and Philosophy a couple of years ago and delivered a terrific talk about it at Google. I’m a big fan of the films of Christopher Nolan, including Inception and Memento, but I had never noticed Nolan’s unique take on the femme fatale until I read this blog by…

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Computer Games and Philosophy

By William Irwin I’m currently working on BioShock and Philosophy with volume editor Luke Cuddy. So far I’ve seen some terrific papers on personal identity, freedom, and possible worlds. I think it’s clear that some video games are works of art that are worthy of philosophical attention. It looks like I’m not alone in this…

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Robocop and Philosophy

By William Irwin I haven’t seen the new Robocop movie, but from the sound of this blog the movie was self consciously philosophical with characters named after contemporary philosophers of mind Daniel Dennett and Hubert Dreyfus.