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Call for Abstracts: The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy

The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy Edited by Kevin S. Decker and Jason T. Eberl  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. Works focusing on the five television series and twelve…

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What the hell is ‘Klingon speed-dating’? – Shatner and Stewart reunite at third Destination Star Trek

Destination Star Trek kicks off in London today. The 3 day event includes appearances from Star Trek actors present and past, including William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Nichelle Nichols, Karl Urban, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton and others. Events include a costume parade, Klingon speed-dating (whatever that is), and a video conference with Leonard Nimoy. Which is a good an excuse…

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Continuum and Philosophy

Continuum and Philosophy The Lessons of Time Travel By Roger Hunt   I’m willing to throw it out there that the TV show Continuum, if as successful a program as it should be, will affect our understanding of the lessons of time travel at the level of HG Wells’ The Time Machine and Spielberg’s Back…

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The Aesthetics of Punk Rock – By Jesse Prinz

We thought our readers might like to read this awesome Philosophy Compass article from Jesse Prinz on The Aesthetics of Punk Rock. the article has been made free to read until the end of this year. Enjoy! Prinz, J. (2014), The Aesthetics of Punk Rock. Philosophy Compass, 9: 583–593. doi: 10.1111/phc3.12145   You might also like: View the complete…

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Minecraft and Philosophy

Minecraft and Philosophy Kierkegaard Would Play Hardcore Mode by Ian Schnee   Diamonds Aren’t Forever Minecraft is a building game: you place blocks, pistons, stairs, and electric wire to construct anything imaginable, from Gothic fortresses to carnival rollercoasters.  In creative mode you have unlimited access to building materials, but in survival mode the player has…