Black Panther and Philosophy: Available for Pre-order

Explore the fascinating historical and contemporary philosophical issues that arise in Black Panther In Black Panther and Philosophy: What Can Wakanda Offer The World, a diverse panel of experts delivers incisive critical reflections on the Oscar-winning 2018 film, Black Panther, and the comic book mythology that preceded it. The collection explores historical and contemporary issues—including colonialism, slavery,…

The Ethics of Avasarala

The Ethics of Avasarala By Gerald Browning The complexity of the characters and the moral ambiguity of the storylines on The Expanse create compelling programing. And no character is as morally ambiguous and mysterious as the cool, calculating Chrisjen Avasarala (played exceptionally well by Shohreh Aghdashloo). With a stroke of a pen or a whisper…

“We had a garden and we paved it”

“We had a garden and we paved it” The Expanse and the Philosophy of the Anthropocene Diletta De Cristofaro *Note: This essay is excerpted from The Expanse and Philosophy. Captain Martens, of the MCRN Scirocco, had warned Gunnery Sergeant Bobbie Draper about a “dirty” ocean, whose “stench [is] like the recycling vat” (“The Weeping Somnambulist”). Arriving…

Humanity’s Dilemma before Abaddon’s Gate

Humanity’s Dilemma before Abaddon’s Gate Leonard Kahn *Note: This essay is excerpted from The Expanse and Philosophy. James Holden, that hot-headed rogue, manages to convince an alien technology—Abaddon’s Gate, created by the protomolecule—that human beings are not a threat. It opens up 1,300 Einstein-Rosen bridges, providing humanity access to at least as many habitable worlds.…

Just Published: The Expanse and Philosophy

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…

Ted Lasso and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts  

Ted Lasso and Philosophy  Call for Abstracts  Edited by David Baggett and Marybeth Baggett   The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series  Please circulate and post widely.  To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor, William Irwin, williamirwin@kings.edu  Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written…

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…

Call for Abstracts: Mad Max and Philosophy 

Call for Abstracts Mad Max and Philosophy  Edited by David Koepsell and Matt Meyer The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series  Please circulate and post widely.  Apologies for cross posting.  To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor, William Irwin, at williamirwin@kings.edu  Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial…