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American Horror Story and Philosophy

American Horror Story and Philosophy: Life Is But a Nightmare

Edited by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene

“Much to the surprise of many thoughtful people, it turns out that demons, ghosts, zombies, and vampires actually can teach us quite a bit about the real world. . . . it’s scary how much fine philosophy is buried inside this highly entertaining volume.”

——Jack Bowen, author of If You Can Read This: The Philosophy of Bumper Stickers

Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy

Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy: Experience Required

Edited by Theodore G. Ammon

“Jimi Hendrix entered the flame of his genius each time he performed, sacrificing his guitar with lighter fluid after conjuring fiery splendor on his upside-down stringed Stratocaster. . . . these wide-ranging, diverse chapters capture his unique genius.”

—Jory Farr, author of Rites of Rhythm: The Music of Cuba (2003) and Pulitzer Prize finalist (1990)

The Americans and Philosophy

The Americans and Philosophy: Reds in the Bed

Edited by Robert Arp and Kevin Guilfoy

“Do you watch The Americans with fear and trembling? Do you catch yourself rooting for the Soviets? If you’ve ever wondered why, you must read this book.”

— Roberto Sirvent, Associate Professor of Political and Social Ethics, Hope International University

Eight Children in Narnia

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy: Subversive Reports from Another Reality

Edited by Bruce Krajewski and Joshua Heter

“Philip K. Dick’s alternate history of a dystopic, defeated, dis-United States squeezed between rival fascist powers strikes a deep chord in these times. Krajewski and Heter serve up a philosopher’s feast in this wide-ranging collection, from the ethics of resistance to the what-if? of possible worlds.”

 —Paul Mountfort, Editor, Journal of Asia-Pacific Pop Culture

Hamilton and Philosophy

Hamilton and Philosophy: Revolutionary Thinking

Edited by Robert Arp

“Rabinowitz and Arp have assembled sharp and engaged contributors to examine from a rich variety of perspectives one of the most significant cultural events of the decade. A compelling read!”

—R. Barton Palmer, World Cinema Program Director at Clemson University, and co-editor of The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh

Mr. Robot and Philosophy

Mr. Robot and Philosophy: Beyond Good and Evil Corp

Edited by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene

 “The issues addressed in Mr. Robot are frighteningly real, . . . Mr. Robot and Philosophy does amazingly well at addressing universally important philosophical issues—issues of ethics, truth, privacy, freedom, and so much more—all in a manner that allows readers to connect with and apply in our own lives. ”

—Jack Bowen, author of The Dream Weaver: One Boy’s Journey through the Landscape of Reality

Metaphysical Graffiti

Metaphysical Graffiti: Deep Cuts in the Philosophy of Rock

Randall E. Auxier

 “Look, these are great essays. I’ve read them. At the end of the day, they won’t put food on your table or anything, but to some of us music-lovers, there’s some solace in the act of reflection. . . . If you love music and have wondered even a little about why you love it so much, turn up your brain to eleven and listen to this record.”

— From the Foreword by Luke Dick

Philosophy of Umberto Eco

The Philosophy of Umberto Eco

Edited by Sara G. Beardsworth and Randall E. Auxier

Eco is a founder of modern semiotics and widely known for his work in aesthetics and philosophy of language. He is also a leading figure in the emergence of postmodern literature. This volume includes Eco’s Intellectual Autobiography and the essay “Why Philosophy?” along with twenty-three critical essays by leading philosophers and Eco’s replies to his critics.

The X-Files and Philosophy

The X-Files and Philosophy: The Truth Is In Here

Edited by Robert Arp

“Remember the time when your peanut butter sandwich was mysteriously stolen (as Cher sang in the distance)? Or when you were chased by that Mexican goat sucker thing (again)? In these pages you’ll get the chance to relive all of your favorite X-Files moments, and think about them in new and profoundly unsettling ways.”

—Dean A. Kowalski, editor of The Philosophy of The X-Files (2007)

Deadpool and Philosophy

Deadpool and Philosophy: My Common Sense Is Tingling

Edited by Nicolas Michaud and Jacob Thomas May

 “The Merc with a Mouth knows he’s a fictional character, which calls to mind questions about self-awareness, self-knowledge, and ‘I think, therefore I am.’ He’s also immortal, which makes us wonder whether living forever would get boring. And he seems to live by his own moral code, which possibly contradicts his regular ghosting of folks. Yup, there’s a lot to think about when considering Deadpool, and the authors of Deadpool and Philosophy really deliver some stunning insights.”

—Robert Arp, author of 1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think (2013)

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