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…

Friday the 13th: Shake off the Superstition with a Halloween Giveaway!

We can’t think of a more appropriate day than the unluckiest day of the year to kick off our spooktacular Halloween giveaway! If you’re feeling brave, help us celebrate the spooky season by entering to win six spine-tingling classics from Wiley Blackwell’s Humanities collection, including: Supernatural and Philosophy Monsters and Mad Scientists: A Cultural History…

Hegelian Sublation, Comic Book Continuity, and DC Rebirth

Hegelian Sublation, Comic Book Continuity, and DC Rebirth By Matthew William Brake Comic book continuity is a difficult topic to write on, to say nothing of Hegel. Both require an oversimplification in order to explain them to a newcomer, which often requires clarity at the loss of nuance. To begin, let’s briefly look at Marvel…