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, but it seems sombre and realistic compared to Scandal. J. Edward Hackett is currently editing House of Cards and Philosophy, and he has received some terrific submissions on Hobbes, Machiavelli, and Nietzsche as well as on topics such as race, democracy, and justice. It’s hard to imagine making serious connections to topics such as these with Scandal. After all, it’s more of a soap opera than a political drama. Then again, maybe I’m wrong. If you think Scandal and Philosophy would work, please leave a comment here or send me an e-mail.
|You might also like:|
|View the complete list of books:|