Masters and Caves in a Post-Magic Age: He-Man and Philosophy

Masters and Caves in a Post-Magic Age: He-Man and Philosophy Jeremy E. Scarbrough Masters of the Universe dominated children’s entertainment in the 1980s and it continues to enchant new generations and re-enchant original fans. Through innovative and unforgettable toys, a cartoon series, a feature film—introducing She-Ra and subsequently launching the Princess of Power series—a live-action…

The Expanse and Philosophy: Available for Pre-order

Enter The Expanse to explore questions of the meaning of human life, the concept of justice, and the nature of humanity, featuring a foreword from author James S.A. Corey   The Expanse and Philosophy investigates the philosophical universe of the critically acclaimed television show and Hugo Award-winning series of novels. Original essays by a diverse international panel of experts illuminate how essential philosophical concepts relate to the meticulously crafted world of The Expanse, engaging with topics such as…

Super Bowl Gambling—Daring the Odds and Gods

Super Bowl Gambling—Daring the Odds and Gods             Now and then someone plays with us—good old chance. Nietzsche, The Gay Science, #277 Alexander E. Hooke To spice up this weekend’s Super Bowl, you might place a bet on who will score the first touchdown, total points scored by halftime, or the player with the most…

A Class Act: Explaining Karl Marx with Indiana Jones

A Class Act Explaining Karl Marx with Indiana Jones Christopher M. Innes Identifying Indy’s social class is not why we typically follow his brave pursuits. We watch Indy for his audacious and enterprising exploration of the ancient world and place him in a class of his own, and it’s this uniqueness we’d like to keep.…

The Übermensch and Overcoming Nihilism in The Umbrella Academy

  The Übermensch and Overcoming Nihilism in The Umbrella Academy By Elysia Balavage We humans find fascination with those among us who are “extraordinary.” From tales spun about the classical Achilles to the modern Wonder Woman, narratives about individuals with extraordinary abilities have captivated our attention for centuries. The ubiquity of such stories these days…