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  • South Park and Philosophyby Robert Arp

    Wiley 2009; US$ 25.95 US$ 22.49

    If you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple, wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy . Get your Big Wheels ready, because we’re going for a ride, as 22 philosophers take us down the road to understanding the big-picture issues in this small mountain town. A smart and candid look at one of television’s most... more...

  • Tattoos - Philosophy for Everyoneby Robert Arp

    Wiley 2012; US$ 21.95 US$ 13.17

    Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves),... more...

  • Psych and Philosophyby Robert Arp

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.99

    I?m getting something,? says Shawn, assuming a look of intense concentration and pressing his fingertips to the sides of his head. Shawn Spencer uses lies, pretense, and distraction to get at the truth. But can pseudoscience and fakery really be so helpful? And if they can be, is it ethical to employ them? Psych and Philosophy takes an entertaining... more...

  • Homeland and Philosophyby Robert Arp

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.99

    In Homeland and Philosophy , 23 philosophers tackle the issues that Showtime's award winning show, Homeland , asks us to consider. The show, which centers on Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody's release from an al-Qaeda prison, and CIA Agent Carrie Mathison's distrust of his intentions, asks questions of identity, what it means to be a terrorist, the... more...

  • The Devil and Philosophyby Robert Arp

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.99

    In The Devil and Philosophy , 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion to Bram Stoker's Dracula to Darth Vader to Al Pacino's iconic performance in The Devil's Advocate , this book demonstrates... more...

  • Justified and Philosophyby Rod Carveth; Robert Arp

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.99

    The sharp-shooting authors in Justified and Philosophy take aim at many of the same philosophical problems that the Justified TV series grapples with. For instance, is Tim Olyphant's character, Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, morally justified in using his Wild-Wild-West-style vigilante tactics to clean up Harlan County, Kentucky? After all,... more...

  • It's Always Sunny and Philosophyby Roger Hunt; Robert Arp

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.99

    Philosophers wittily and expertly uncover amazing philosophical insights from the endlessly fascinating TV show, It?s Always Sunny in Philadelphia . Littmann shows how the values of the gang are the same as those of Homeric heroes. Ketcham argues that the Church should make Charlie a saint, partly because It?s Always Sunny is all about free will.?... more...

  • Downton Abbey and Philosophyby Adam Barkman; Robert Arp

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.99

    In Downton Abbey and Philosophy , twenty-two professional thinkers uncover the deeper significance of this hugely popular TV saga. Millions of viewers throughout the world have been enthralled by this enactment of a vanished world of decorum and propriety, because it presents us with emotional and interpersonal problems that remain urgent for people... more...

  • The Concept of Hellby Benjamin McCraw; Robert Arp

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    What is the nature of Hell? What role(s) may Hell play in religious, political, or ethical thought? Can Hell be justified? This edited volume addresses these questions and others; drawing philosophers from many approaches and traditions to analyze and examine Hell. more...

  • Die Philosophie bei Homelandby Robert Arp; Ursula Bischoff

    Wiley 2016; US$ 17.50 US$ 15.17

    25 Philosophen beschaftigen sich in "Die Philosophie bei Homeland" mit Fragen rund um die preisgekronte US-amerikanische Fernsehserie. Themen sind dabei unter anderem: Wie wird jemand zum Terroristen? Was kann Gehirnwasche anrichten? Ist Mut eine Tugend? Welche Mittel sind legitim im Kampf gegen Terroristen und wo gehen Geheimdienste zu weit? Unter... more...