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Philosophically Animating Christmas

Philosophically Animating Christmas by David Kyle Johnson Christmas time is upon us again and so it’s once again the time for the animated Christmas special. Things have changed considerably in the 50 years since the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer animated special originally aired. Indeed, many animated Christmas specials today are irreverent and profane; but they…

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Grunge and Philosophy

Grunge and Philosophy What Nirvana Can Teach Us about the Philosophy of History By Micah Tillman Prelude: Epochal Boundary-Markings “The new millennium doesn’t start till 2001,” my classmate told me in the dining hall. “There was no year 0, so every century and millennium begins on a ‘1’.” I found that argument annoying in 1999,…

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The Philosophy and Pop Culture ‘Top 10′: True Detective, Burning Man, Mickey Mouse, 24, Minecraft and more

It’s been 6 months since we relaunched ANDPHILOSOPHY and as a little half-birthday treat, we’ve collected here the 10 most popular posts since launch. Happy reading. And remember there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.   1. True Detective and Philosophy: The Light Is Winning 2. Burning Man and Philosophy: Love in the…

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Braaaaaaains? (We’ve got Halloween Covered)

Happy Halloween, kiddies. This is the AndPhilosophy Cryptkeeper here, daring you to explore this menacing menagerie of Philosophy and Pop Culture books. OK, so, maybe some of these aren’t all that scary, but they’re all written by folks with some serious braaaaaaains. HAhahAHAHHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! Not-so-fresh from the metaphysical mausoleum today: ….. ….. ….. …. … Also in the spirit of the…

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Lucy and Philosophy

Lucy and Philosophy Nietzsche and Human 2.0 Duncan Reyburn   Okay, it’s true, Lucy’s entire plot is built upon a complete fallacy (that we use only ten percent of our brains), and, yes, the ever imaginative writer-director Luc Besson does ask us to suspend quite an awful lot of disbelief as we watch Scarlett Johansson…