Hegelian Sublation, Comic Book Continuity, and DC Rebirth

Hegelian Sublation, Comic Book Continuity, and DC Rebirth By Matthew William Brake Comic book continuity is a difficult topic to write on, to say nothing of Hegel. Both require an oversimplification in order to explain them to a newcomer, which often requires clarity at the loss of nuance. To begin, let’s briefly look at Marvel…

Self and Identity in Gotham

Self and Identity in Gotham By Darian Shump In Season 2 of Gotham, we are introduced to Theodore Galavan, a descendent of the once-powerful Dumas family and new claimant to the mayoral seat. He arrives in Gotham with a plan to return his family to power and exact vengeance upon the living legacy of the…

Grunge and Philosophy

Grunge and Philosophy What Nirvana Can Teach Us about the Philosophy of History By Micah Tillman Prelude: Epochal Boundary-Markings “The new millennium doesn’t start till 2001,” my classmate told me in the dining hall. “There was no year 0, so every century and millennium begins on a ‘1’.” I found that argument annoying in 1999,…