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…

The First Heavy Metal President

The world has elected its first heavy metal president, Indonesia’s Joko Widodo—a man who proudly turns it up to 11 when playing Metallica. Some may see this as the end of the world as we know it, but I feel fine about the prospects of a headbanger in chief. Despite misperceptions, metal has had an…

Scandal and Philosophy

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,…

South Park and Alan Watts VIDEO

I don’t know if this video was really made by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. But even if it wasn’t, it’s a pretty funny accompaniment to Alan Watts. You might also like: View the complete list of books:

Christopher Nolan and Philosophy

By William Irwin, David Kyle Johnson published Inception and Philosophy a couple of years ago and delivered a terrific talk about it at Google. I’m a big fan of the films of Christopher Nolan, including Inception and Memento, but I had never noticed Nolan’s unique take on the femme fatale until I read this blog by…

Computer Games and Philosophy

By William Irwin I’m currently working on BioShock and Philosophy with volume editor Luke Cuddy. So far I’ve seen some terrific papers on personal identity, freedom, and possible worlds. I think it’s clear that some video games are works of art that are worthy of philosophical attention. It looks like I’m not alone in this…

Robocop and Philosophy

By William Irwin I haven’t seen the new Robocop movie, but from the sound of this blog the movie was self consciously philosophical with characters named after contemporary philosophers of mind Daniel Dennett and Hubert Dreyfus.

Status Anxiety in a Town called Neptune

The sassy private investigator of the critically acclaimed Veronica Mars series gets the philosophical treatment – just published! Click the link below to read a free chapter from Veronica Mars and Philosophy: Investigating the Mysteries of Life (Which is a Bitch Until You Die). Read a FREE CHAPTER  Read More