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Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction

by Murray Stein

Murray Stein, a longtime Jungian therapist and author, provides readers with an accessible introduction to the essential Jungian ideas. A major challenge to anyone who is trying to understand Jung's thought...


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?...


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...


The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy

Popular Culture and Philosophy® series #36

by Luke Cuddy

With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consider the following questions and more: What...


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...


Luhmann Explained: From Souls to Systems

by Hans-Georg Moeller

What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and...


Daoism Explained: From the Dream of the Butterfly to the Fishnet Allegory

by Hans-Georg Moeller

Hans-Georg Moeller has achieved the perfect blend with At the Center of the Circle: it is both a fascinating introduction to Daoist thought as well as an original and insightful contribution to Eastern philosophy....


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...


Sartre Explained: From Bad Faith to Authenticity

by David Detmer

The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) was the major representative of the philosophical movement called “existentialism,” and he remains by far the most famous philosopher, worldwide, of the...


Our Spiritual Crisis: Recovering Human Wisdom in a Time of Violence

by Michael Nagler & Lewis Mudge

Many of the social, cultural, and even economic problems now faced by American society are direct results of excessive emphasis on material consumption, which in turn reflects spiritual poverty. Michael Nagler...


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...


Heidegger Explained: From Phenomenon to Thing

by Graham Harman & Languirand , Languirand Languirand

Heidegger Explained is a clear and thorough summary of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger (1889–1976). It gives a fascinating explanation of all stages of Heidegger’s life and career, and shows his entire...