Black Mirror and Philosophy

Aristotelian Tragedy in Black Mirror

Aristotelian Tragedy in Black Mirror Matt Hummel Black Mirror’s delightfully macabre blend of sci-fi horror stories is fascinating for myriad reasons, one of which has to be the fact it’s comprised of just that:  stories. Unlike more traditional series, each Black Mirror episode must introduce characters, construct a setting and plot, and create and eventually…

Black Mirror and Philosophy

Choose Your Own Philosophical Adventure with Bandersnatch

Choose Your Own Philosophical Adventure with Bandersnatch The Black Mirror episode “Bandersnatch” was called a “choose your own adventure” story. Given its multiple timelines and multiple endings, it raised multiple philosophical questions. For the new book Black Mirror and Philosophy: Dark Reflections, contributor Chris Lay and editor David Kyle Johnson put together a “choose your…

Indiana Jones and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts Indiana Jones and Philosophy Edited by Dean A. Kowalski 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 accessible,…