REOPENED: Call for Abstracts: Minecraft and Philosophy

[Deadline for Abstracts extended to March 23rd 2015] Minecraft and Philosophy Edited by Ian Schnee 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. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium. Submission…

andphilosophy.com – 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 43,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 16 sold-out performances for that many…

Call for Abstracts: Minecraft and Philosophy

Minecraft and Philosophy Edited by Ian Schnee 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. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium. Submission Guidelines: Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and…

Grunge and Philosophy

Grunge and Philosophy What Nirvana Can Teach Us about the Philosophy of History By Micah Tillman Prelude: Epochal Boundary-Markings “The new millennium doesn’t start till 2001,” my classmate told me in the dining hall. “There was no year 0, so every century and millennium begins on a ‘1’.” I found that argument annoying in 1999,…

The Philosophy and Pop Culture ‘Top 10’: True Detective, Burning Man, Mickey Mouse, 24, Minecraft and more

It’s been 6 months since we relaunched ANDPHILOSOPHY and as a little half-birthday treat, we’ve collected here the 10 most popular posts since launch. Happy reading. And remember there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.   1. True Detective and Philosophy: The Light Is Winning 2. Burning Man and Philosophy: Love in the…

Braaaaaaains? (We’ve got Halloween Covered)

Happy Halloween, kiddies. This is the AndPhilosophy Cryptkeeper here, daring you to explore this menacing menagerie of Philosophy and Pop Culture books. OK, so, maybe some of these aren’t all that scary, but they’re all written by folks with some serious braaaaaaains. HAhahAHAHHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! Not-so-fresh from the metaphysical mausoleum today: ….. ….. ….. …. … Also in the spirit of the…

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…