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  • Monty Python and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Open Court 2006; US$ 19.95

    From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python?s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity... more...

  • 30 Rock and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Wiley 2010; US$ 18.95

    A fascinating exploration of the philosophy behind NBC’s hit TV series, 30 Rock With edgy writing and a great cast, 30 Rock is one of the funniest television shows on the air—and where hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy ethical heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody two shoes", but what does... more...

  • True Blood and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.95

    NEW BLOOD EDITION: Contains three new chapters from Season 3. This new edition is available as an E-BOOK ONLY and contains three chapters not found in the print book! The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series! Teeming with... more...

  • Black Sabbath and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.95

    A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone , they helped to define a genre with classic songs like "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "War Pigs", songs whose lyrics reveal hidden depth and... more...

  • Metallica and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 24.95

    Hit the lights and jump in the fire, you’re about to enter the School of Rock! Today’s lecture will be a crash course in brain surgery. This hard and fast lesson is taught by instructors who graduated from the old school—they actually paid $5.98 for The $5.98 EP . But back before these philosophy professors cut their hair, they were... more...

  • Seinfeld and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Open Court 1999; US$ 19.95

    Designed for philosophers as well as readers with no particular philosophical background, the essays in this lively book are grouped into four amusing acts. Act One looks at the four Seinfeld characters through a philosophical lens and includes Jerry and Socrates: The Examined Life? Act Two examines historical philosophers from a Seinfeldian standpoint... more...

  • Alice in Wonderland and Philosophyby William Irwin; Richard Brian Davis

    Wiley 2009; US$ 18.95

    The perfect companion to Lewis Carroll's classic book and director Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland has fascinated children and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduce us to such oddities as blue caterpillars who smoke hookahs, cats whose grins remain after their heads... more...

  • Iron Man and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2010; US$ 19.95

    The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March 2010 On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting crime with fancy gadgets. But beneath the shiny armor and flashy technology lies Tony Stark, brilliant inventor and eccentric playboy,... more...

  • Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Cultureby William Irwin; David Kyle Johnson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95

    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... more...

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophyby James B. South; William Irwin

    Open Court 2011; US$ 17.95

    "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 just wondering about that meaning of life thing, here's some readage . . . Look, these guys'll I-think-therefore-I-am you into the freakin'... more...