The Joker and Jung’s Shadow

The Joker and Jung’s Shadow “I hope my death makes more cents than my life.” Ashley L. Whitaker R. D. Laing, well-known for his innovative approaches to working with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, spoke of insanity as “a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.” Fittingly, in an early scene from Joker, Arthur Fleck asks…

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,…

Call for Abstracts: Black Panther and Philosophy

Call for Abstracts Black Panther and Philosophy Edited by Edwardo Pérez and Timothy E. Brown The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series   Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium. While this volume will feature the signature…

Nietzsche and Slipknot Challenge You to All-Out Life

Nietzsche and Slipknot Challenge You to All-Out Life Ashley L. Whitaker, Ph.D. In Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Nietzsche introduces a blueprint of human spiritual transformation in the form of his allegory of the three metamorphoses, depicting a transition from camel to lion to child. Humans must begin like the submissive camel, weighed down with a heavy load of tradition, our…