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Her and Philosophy

Her and Philosophy By Gina Zavota   The 2013 Spike Jonze film Her tells the story of Theodore Twombly, a lonely introvert going through a difficult divorce in a near-future Los Angeles. He works as a letter-writer for people who are unable to express their feelings and lives a somewhat solitary life, until he purchases…

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Interstellar and Philosophy

Interstellar and Philosophy The Ethics of Space Colonization  By Lance Belluomini   The highly anticipated Sci-Fi movie Interstellar opened worldwide on November 7th. I couldn’t wait to experience the movie for myself on opening day. And I did, on the largest film format there is—70mm IMAX. I wasn’t disappointed. If nothing else, Interstellar contains the…

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Call for Abstracts: Minecraft and Philosophy

Minecraft and Philosophy Edited by Ian Schnee The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series   Please circulate and re-post widely   Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium. Submission Guidelines: Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and…

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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…