The Ethics of Survivor

The Ethics of Survivor “It’s Just a Game” By Justin Kitchen This spring premiered yet another season (the 40th) of the CBS show Survivor. If you’re unfamiliar with it, here’s how an average game plays out: A number of people (usually 20) from different backgrounds are ‘stranded’ in a remote location—often on an island chain…

Extended Call for The Expanse and Philosophy

Extended Call for Abstracts The Expanse and Philosophy Edited by Jeffery Nicholas With a foreword by the creator, James S.A. Corey New Due Date May 5, 2020  We are particularly interested in submissions dealing with Naomi or Amos.   Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors…

Rick and Morty: Meaning in a Meaningless Multiverse

Rick and Morty: Meaning in a Meaningless Multiverse by Danny Krämer The American philosopher Wilfrid Sellars diagnosed a conflict between what he called “the scientific and the manifest image of man-in-the-world.” The scientific image contains things like quarks, bosons, and black holes. By contrast, the “manifest image” is our everyday way of viewing the world…