Choose Your Own Philosophical Adventure with Bandersnatch

Black Mirror and Philosophy

Black Mirror and Philosophy edited by David Kyle Johnson

Choose Your Own Philosophical Adventure with Bandersnatch

The Black Mirror episode “Bandersnatch” was called a “choose your own adventure” story. Given its multiple timelines and multiple endings, it raised multiple philosophical questions. For the new book Black Mirror and Philosophy: Dark Reflections, contributor Chris Lay and editor David Kyle Johnson put together a “choose your own philosophical” adventure chapter to explore that episode’s theme, where the reader can explore the questions they want to ask.

But now, thanks to the efforts of Chris Lay, while you are waiting for your copy of the book to arrive, you can work your way through Johnson and Lay’s chapter as an online experience.

Just click here.

We hope you enjoy!

Chris Lay is a Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.  He is interested in questions of personal identity, consciousness, and mind (both biological and artificial) and has published essays in a number of Pop Culture and Philosophy volumes, including Alien and Philosophy, Rick and Morty and Philosophy, The Twilight Zone and Philosophy, and Westworld and Philosophy.

David Kyle Johnson is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College in Wilkes‐ Barre, Pennsylvania, editor of Black Mirror and Philosophy, and also produces lecture series for The Teaching Company’s The Great Courses. His specializations include metaphysics, logic, and philosophy of religion and his “Great Courses” include Sci‐Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy, The Big Questions of Philosophy, and Exploring Metaphysics. Kyle is the editor‐in‐chief of the forthcoming The Palgrave Handbook of Popular Culture as Philosophy, and has also edited other volumes for Wiley-Blackwell, including Inception and Philosophy: Because It’s Never Just a Dream and Introducing Philosophy through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House (with William Irwin).

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