Submit by April 4 for Wheel of Time and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts Wheel of Time and Philosophy Edited by Jacob M. Held Essays may focus on the books or the newly developed Amazon Prime series.   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 but accessible,…

Just Published: Black Panther and Philosophy

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,…

When Tech Meets Tradition: How Wakandan Technology Transcends Anti-Blackness

When Tech Meets Tradition How Wakandan Technology Transcends Anti-Blackness Timothy E. Brown *This essay appears as Chapter 16 in Black Panther and Philosophy. Black Panther was more empowering for me than I thought it would be. Here we had a mainstream film about an ultra-advanced African nation, set in Marvel’s mostly-white cinematic universe. And there…

Wheel of Time and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts Wheel of Time and Philosophy Edited by Jacob M. Held 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 but…

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…