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  • Game of Thrones and Philosophyby William Irwin; Henry Jacoby

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves... 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...

  • 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 containsthree chapters not found in the print book! The first look at the philosophical issues behind CharlaineHarris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern VampireMysteries and the True Blood television series! Teeming with... more...

  • Superheroesby William Irwin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 17.95

    Explore the philosophical depths of Batman, Superman, Captain America, and your other favorite superheroes—FOR FREE! Behind the cool costumes, special powers, and unflagging determination to fight evil you’ll find fascinating philosophical questions and concerns deep in the hearts and minds of your favorite comic book heroes. Why doesn't... more...

  • Metallica and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 25.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Black Sabbath and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    William Irwin is professor of philosophy at King’s College in Pennsylvania. 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... 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...

  • The Walking Dead and Philosophyby William Irwin; Christopher Robichaud

    Wiley 2012; US$ 4.99

    The story of The Walking Dead chronicles the lives of a group of survivors in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead is an Eisner-award winning comic book series by writer Robert Kirkman. Started in 2003, the comic book continues to publish monthly and has published a total of 92 issues. The popularity of this comic book series led to... 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...