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The Selected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

This comprehensive collection of Emerson's work includes his Address to Harvard Divinity College, his poetry, and the famous essays "Self-Reliance" (Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist), "Compensation",...


Dexter and Philosophy: Mind over Spatter

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #58

by Richard Greene & George Reisch

What explains the huge popular following for Dexter, currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another?...


Summers of Discontent: The Purpose of the Arts Today

by Raymond Tallis & Julian Spalding

An examination of why artists make art in the first place, and why we all feel the need for it.


The Negro Problem

by Booker T. Washington

Here are six historic essays on the state of race relations during the Reconstruction and early twentieth century, written from the African American point of view. These essays show us how far race relations...


Doctor Who and Philosophy

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #55

by Courtland Lewis & Paula Smithka

Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction television show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the “way of the...


Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #53

by Graham Priest & Damon Young

Best Lesbian Erotica 2010 travels around the world of lesbian sex with deliriously delicious stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by Kathleen Warnock and selected and introduced by...


The Walking Dead and Philosophy: Zombie Apocalypse Now

by Wayne Yuen

Rick, Lori, Shane, Carl, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne--human survivors of a zombie apocalypse--don't know much about philosophy, but philosophical ideas continue to shamble on through their world, and there's...


The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #2

by William Irwin, Mark T. Conard & Aeon J. Skoble

This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons -- TV's favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the...


Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #33

by Josef Steiff & Tristan Tamplin

In attempting to retain her "human" side, does Sharon really have free will? Is killing a Cylon murder or garbage disposal? These are some of the questions addressed in this thoughtful collection of writings...


The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #37

by Randall Auxier & Seng

From the bedtime story by L. Frank Baum to the classic 1939 film, no story has captured the imaginations of generations of children — and adults — like The Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy’s journey through...


SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy: Soaking Up Secrets Under the Sea!

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #60

by Joseph Foy

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy introduces fans of SpongeBob SquarePants to some of the great thinkers and questions in philosophy. The essays can be shared by young and old alike, kindling new interest...


Global Philosophy: What Philosophy Ought to Be

by Nicholas Maxwell

This book is about education, learning, rational inquiry, philosophy, science studies, problem solving, academic inquiry, global problems, wisdom and, above all, the urgent need for an academic revolution. Despite...


Girls and Philosophy

by Richard Greene & Rachel Robison-Greene

The drama-comedy show Girls—often under-rated by being perceived as Sex and the City for the Millennial generation—has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four...


The Grateful Dead and Philosophy: Getting High Minded about Love and Haight

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #28

by Steve Gimbel

This book is another one of those late-night Grateful Dead inspired dorm room conversations with friends . . . only this time it’s your professors sitting cross-legged on the floor asking if anyone else wants...


Mr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case of the Defective Detective

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #46

by D. Wittkower

Mr. Monk and Philosophy is a carefully and neatly organized collection of eighteen chapters divided into exactly six groups of precisely three chapters each. Drawing on a wide range of philosophers—from Aristotle...


Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #57

by Jim Berti & Durrell Bowman

The progressive/hard rock band Rush has never been as popular as it is now. A documentary film about the band, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was released in the summer of 2010 has been universally well...


Woody Allen and Philosophy: [You Mean My Whole Fallacy Is Wrong?]

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #8

by Mark Conard & Aeon Skoble

Woody Allen—comedian, writer, director, actor, musician, and deep thinker—is clearly trying to tell us something, but what? And why should we care? Fifteen philosophers representing different viewpoints give...


Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #4

by James South & William Irwin

"In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the Forces of Darknes. She is the Slayer . . ."

So, if you're kind of killing time between apocalypses or...


Anime and Philosophy

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #47

by Josef Steiff & Tristan Tamplin

Anime and Philosophy focuses on some of the most-loved, most-intriguing anime films and series, as well as lesser-known works, to find what lies at their core. Astro Boy, Dragon Ball Z, Ghost in the Shell, and...


Common Sense and Selected Works of Thomas Paine

by Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine is one of history’s most renowned thinkers and was indispensible to both the American and French revolutions. The three works included, Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason,...