Surviving The 100’s State of Nature

Surviving The 100’s State of Nature Edwardo Pérez “Take me home,” says Octavia to her horse at the end of “A Lie Guarded,” climbing atop Helios after being stabbed through the gut from a sword battle with Echo and falling backwards off a cliff into a river. It’s a thrilling scene for a character who’s…

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: PHILOSOPHY & POPULAR CULTURE

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS PHILOSOPHY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION 2017 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE WHERE: Marriott Marina, San Diego WHEN: Wednesday, April 12 to Saturday, April 15, 2017 For information on PCA/ACA: http://www.pcaaca.org For conference information: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/ DATABASE OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS: July 1, 2016 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: October 1, 2016 All…

Twin Peaks and Philosophy

When Twin Peaks first arrived on television in 1990, it signalled a substantial shift in American television, featuring a morass of conflicting techniques and traits, from soap opera-ish theatrics, metafictional comedy, and supernatural elements which would go on to influence other shows such as The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

If There Are 50 Shades of Grey…

…Why are there no empowering words for vagina?   By William Irwin [originally posted over at Psychology Today] I read Fifty Shades of Grey because I wanted to see what all the fuss is about, and I hoped I might be titillated. The book didn’t excite me, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. The trilogy…

The Aesthetics of Punk Rock – By Jesse Prinz

We thought our readers might like to read this awesome Philosophy Compass article from Jesse Prinz on The Aesthetics of Punk Rock. the article has been made free to read until the end of this year. Enjoy! Prinz, J. (2014), The Aesthetics of Punk Rock. Philosophy Compass, 9: 583–593. doi: 10.1111/phc3.12145   You might also like: View the complete…