The Editors

The series editor and volume editors of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series are a diverse group of academics who are equally passionate about philosophy and the world of pop culture. They represent a wide array of disciplines–from philosophy to history to economics–and bring their expertise to each volume.

Series Editor:

William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King’s College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the best-selling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including House and Philosophy, Heroes and Philosophy, and Twilight and Philosophy. With David Kyle Johnson, he writes Psychology Today’s Plato on Pop blog.


Volume Editors:

Robert Arp is a postdoctoral research associate through the National Center for Biomedical Ontology at the University at Buffalo, and edited South Park and Philosophy and coedited Batman and Philosophy.

Gregory Bassham is Chair of the Philosophy Department at King’s College and a professor of philosophy. He is co-editor of the forthcoming The Hobbit and Philosophy (Wiley), and co-edited The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy (Open Court), The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (Open Court), and Basketball and Philosophy (Univ. of Kentucky).

Michel S. Beaulieu is an assistant professor of history at Lakehead University. He is the co-editor of Final Fantasy and Philosophy.

Jason P. Blahuta is an associate professor of philosophy at Lakehead University and the co-editor of Final Fantasy and Philosophy. He has contributed to Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy and Terminator and Philosophy.

Eric Bronson is a visiting professor in the Humanities Department at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor ofBaseball and Philosophy and Poker and Philosophy and the coeditor of The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy and the forthcomingThe Hobbit and Philosophy.

Richard Brown is an assistant professor at LaGuardia Community College’s Philosophy and Critical Thinking Program in New York City. He is the co-editor of Terminator and Philosophy.

Rod Carveth is an assistant professor in the department of Communications Media at Fitchburg State College. He co-edited Mad Men and Philosophy.

Richard Brian Davis edited Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy.

Kevin S. Decker is an assistant professor of philosophy at Eastern Washington University. He coedited Star Wars and Philosophy,Star Trek and Philosophy, and Terminator and Philosophy.

Jane Dryden is an assistant professor of philosophy at Mount Allison University. She coedited Green Lantern and Philosophy.

George Dunn is a lecturer at the University of Indianapolis and Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, China. He editedTrue Blood and Philosophy and contributed to Battlestar Galactica and PhilosophyX-Men and Philosophy, Terminator and PhilosophyTwilight and PhilosophyAlice in Wonderland and PhilosophyIron Man and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy.

Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His research interests focus on bioethics, metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. He has co-edited, with Kevin S. Decker, Star Wars and Philosophy (2005) and Star Trek and Philosophy (2008).

Jason Holt is Assistant Professor at Acadia University. He is the author of Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness. He editedThe Daily Show and Philosophy.

Rebecca Housel coedited X-Men and PhilosophyTwilight and Philosophy, and True Blood and Philosophy. A former professor of English and popular culture in western New York, she now serves on editorial advisory boards for the Journal of Popular Culture and the Journal of American Culture. Also an author of middle-grade fiction, she is currently working on a new young adult novel.

David Kyle Johnson is an assistant professor of philosophy at King’s College. He has contributed to several books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, including Family Guy and Philosophy and The Office and Philosophy. He is the editor of Heroes and Philosophy. With William Irwin, he writes Psychology Today’s Plato on Pop blog.

Sharon Kaye is Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University. She is the author of On Ockham with co-author Robert Martin and On Augustine with co-author Paul Thomson.  She is the editor of Lost and Philosophy.

Kristopher G. Phillips is a PhD candidate (ABD) in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. He is the co-editor ofArrested Development and Philosophy.

James South is chair of the philosophy department at Marquette University. He edited Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophyand James Bond and Philosophy, and co-edited Mad Men and Philosophy.

Mark D. White is a professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He edited Watchmen and Philosophy and Iron Man and Philosophy and co-edited Batman and Philosophy and Green Lantern and Philosophy.

J. Jeremy Wisnewski is an assistant professor of philosophy at Hartwick College, the coeditor of X-Men and Philosophy andTwilight and Philosophy, and the editor of Family Guy and PhilosophyThe Office and Philosophy, and 30 Rock and Philosophy.