Call for Abstracts: The Expanse and Philosophy

Call for Abstracts The Expanse and Philosophy Edited by Jeffery Nicholas With a foreword by the creator, James S.A. Corey 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. We are looking…

Black Mirror and Philosophy

Enacting Reflection Through Sci-fi

Enacting Reflection Through Sci-fi Black Mirror & Philosophy Sergio Urueña Editor’s Note: In the following, Sergio Urueña outlines how some Black Mirror stories—the ones that seem to have a certain dose of reality wrapped in halos of fantasy—not only tell something about our social realities but could also shape reality itself. Science Fiction & Philosophy How…

Black Mirror and Philosophy

Philosophy in Film

  PHILOSOPHY IN FILM Leander P. Marquez Editor’s note: Black Mirror and Philosophy: Dark Reflections treats Black Mirror as a work of philosophy—as if it each episode is trying to raise a philosophical question or make a philosophical point. In the following piece, Leander Marquez (who helped the editor write the introduction to Black Mirror…

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…