Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House

William Irwin, David Kyle Johnson
Wiley, 13 de jul de 2010 - 384 páginas
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What can "South Park" tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does "The Office" help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can "Battlestar Galactica" shed light on the existence of God? "Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture" uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including "South Park," "The Matrix," "X-Men," "Batman," "Harry Potter, Metallica" and "Lost, " even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell "Philosophy and Pop Culture" series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at

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Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture is an excellent beginners book to philosophy. This book covers the a wide breadth of philosophical topics, but written in an easy-to-understand format ... Ler resenha completa

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Library book - attracted. by its cover- enjoyed chapter 18 on Metallica - The immorality of morality Ler resenha completa

Sobre o autor (2010)

William Irwin is professor of Philosophy and Director of the Honors Program at King’s College in Pennsylvania. In addition to publishing in leading scholarly journals such as Philosophy and Literature and The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Irwin originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books with Seinfeld and Philosophy in 1999. Irwin has also co-edited The Simpsons and Philosophy and edited The Matrix and Philosophy and Metallica and Philosophy. He is currently the General Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

David Kyle Johnson is assistant professor of Philosophy at King’s College in Pennsylvania. In addition to his scholarly work on philosophy of religion, Johnson has edited Heroes and Philosophy and is also a contributor to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, having written chapters on South Park, Family Guy, The Office, Battlestar Galactica, and Batman. Johnson hosts a podcast on Pop Culture and Philosophy at

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