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  • The Princess Bride and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    The Princess Bride is the 1987 satirical adventure movie that had to wait for the Internet and DVDs to become the most quoted of all cult classics. The Princess Bride and Philosophy is for all those who have wondered about the true meaning of Inconceivable!,? why the name Roberts? uniquely inspires fear, and whether it?s truly a miracle to restore... more...

  • The Golden Compass and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison

    Open Court 2012; US$ 19.95

    The popularity of the His Dark Materials trilogy has generated a major motion picture, a stage play, video games, and a new prequel. The series has also been highly controversial with its use of exciting adventure stories for children to comment on organized religion. These books have piqued the interest of the contributors to this fascinating volume,... more...

  • Boardwalk Empire and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.95

    From Machiavellian city officials to big time mobsters (such as Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, and Al Capone) to corrupt beat cops to overzealous G-men to suffragettes to abolitionists to innocent citizens caught in the crossfire, Boardwalk Empire is replete with philosophically compelling characters who find themselves in philosophically interesting... more...

  • Girls and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    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 oddly sympathetic twenty-something female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy deficits, and ineptitude with relationships.... more...

  • Orange Is the New Black and Philosophyby Richard Greene; Rachel Robison-Greene

    Open Court 2015; US$ 19.95

    This collection of eighteen chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black (mostly the addictive Netflix comedy-drama but with some attention to the best-selling real-life book by Piper Kerman). The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful... more...

  • Dexter and Philosophyby Richard Greene; George A. Reisch; Rachel Robison

    Open Court 2011; US$ 17.95

    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? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by... more...

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