The Good Place and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts The Good Place and Philosophy Edited by Kimberly S. Engels 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 If you have comments or criticisms for the series,…

Doctor Strange’s “Endgame” Ethics

Doctor Strange’s “Endgame” Ethics Consequentialism, Foreknowledge, and Expedient Evils By Cheyne L. Joslin [NOTE: Major Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.]   Doctor Strange’s choice to give up the Time Stone to Thanos near the close of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War left many fans responding with confusion and questions as to what the outcome of…

Tony Stark’s Problem of Mortality

Tony Stark’s Problem of Mortality By Edwardo Pérez [NOTE: Major Spoilers ahead for Avengers: Infinity War.] Every character in Marvel Studio’s MCU film franchise (nineteen films and counting) is fascinating, not just in the awesome array of superpowers they possess (which makes the stories and special effects fun) but in the way each character has…

Life and Time in Doctor Strange

Life and Time in Doctor Strange Immortality in the Dark Dimension Joachim Lipski   The 2016 movie Doctor Strange tells us of Stephen Strange’s clash with his fellow sorcerer Kaecilius. According to Kaecilius’ dogma, time is life’s mortal enemy. This belief is what drives him into the servitude of Dormammu, the ruler (or quasi-deity) of…