Rick Sanchez as Educator

Rick Sanchez as Educator By Justin Kitchen Rick and Morty is a sci-fi animated series shown during Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block. In it, Rick Sanchez frequently pulls his grandson, Morty, out of school to accompany him on intergalactic and interdimensional adventures. Though his father, Jerry, often protests Morty’s being taken out of class…

7 Seconds: Title Matters

7 Seconds  Title Matters By William Irwin Last night my wife and I finished watching the Netflix series 7 Seconds. It’s terrific, but it’s been cancelled. Though it left loose ends for continuation, the finale of 7 Seconds was satisfying. Honestly, I’m glad that there won’t be a second season. Some things are better when…

Doctor Strange’s “Endgame” Ethics

Doctor Strange’s “Endgame” Ethics Consequentialism, Foreknowledge, and Expedient Evils By Cheyne L. Joslin [NOTE: Major Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.]   Doctor Strange’s choice to give up the Time Stone to Thanos near the close of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War left many fans responding with confusion and questions as to what the outcome of…

Tony Stark’s Problem of Mortality

Tony Stark’s Problem of Mortality By Edwardo Pérez [NOTE: Major Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.] Every character in Marvel Studio’s MCU film franchise (nineteen films and counting) is fascinating, not just in the awesome array of superpowers they possess (which makes the stories and special effects fun) but in the way each character has…

Black Mirror and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts Black Mirror and Philosophy Edited by David Kyle Johnson The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series Please circulate and post widely. Apologies for cross posting.   To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor, William Irwin, at williamirwin@kings.edu   If you have comments or criticisms for the…