Review of Lego and Philosophy

  Review of Lego and Philosophy As a part of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series the book adheres to a no-nonsense editorial style that favours legibility and accessibility; a rare thing in a field such as philosophy, which often excludes the casual reader. Each of the studies here allows the philosophically uninitiated to…

Catfish the Television Show and the Social Element of Selves

Our sense of self may just be malleable enough to where we could come to identify (at least temporarily) with the characteristics of online profiles; the more others respond to us as the characters we’ve created, the more we might come to internalize a sense of self that resembles the character. While this does not mean that we’ll likely ever mistake ourselves consciously for the character, we might temporarily forget (when talking to others) that the “us” others see is anyone other than “us in RL.”

The Philosophy and Pop Culture ‘Top 10’: True Detective, Burning Man, Mickey Mouse, 24, Minecraft and more

It’s been 6 months since we relaunched ANDPHILOSOPHY and as a little half-birthday treat, we’ve collected here the 10 most popular posts since launch. Happy reading. And remember there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.   1. True Detective and Philosophy: The Light Is Winning 2. Burning Man and Philosophy: Love in the…

What the hell is ‘Klingon speed-dating’? – Shatner and Stewart reunite at third Destination Star Trek

Destination Star Trek kicks off in London today. The 3 day event includes appearances from Star Trek actors present and past, including William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Nichelle Nichols, Karl Urban, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton and others. Events include a costume parade, Klingon speed-dating (whatever that is), and a video conference with Leonard Nimoy. Which is a good an excuse…