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…

LEGOs, Impermanence, and Buddhism

LEGOs, Impermanence, and Buddhism* by David Kahn   Thousands of years before the advent of LEGO, Tibetan Buddhist monks were mastering the MOC (My Own Creation). Mandalas are an ancient, sacred form of Buddhist art. They are similar to LEGO in being colorful, imaginative displays of creativity, but the multi-colored plastic pieces are replaced with…

Review of Lego and Philosophy

Review of Lego and Philosophy All in all, it’s not just another brick in the toy chest. At least that’s the conclusion you might reach after reading a new book coedited by University of Minnesota philosophy professor Roy T. Cook titled “LEGO and Philosophy: Constructing Reality Brick by Brick.” Cook and co-editor Sondra Bacharach, a…

Lego and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts

Lego and Philosophy Call for Abstracts Edited by Sondra Bacharach and Roy T. Cook The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series . Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Works focusing on the any aspect of the multimedia Lego phenomenon (including building sets, films and…