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  • The Hobbit and Philosophyby William Irwin; Gregory Bassham; Eric Bronson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 17.95

    J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-loved myths of all time, and Middle Earth provides the setting for a wealth of philosophical conundrums. Discovering their inner Took, leading philosophers provide spellbinding observations into this magical tale, debating: are adventures potentially life-changing events or simply... 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 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... 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... more...

  • Black Sabbath and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 18.95

    What personal and cultural conditions led Black Sabbath to create heavy metal? What makes Sabbath sound evil? Is evil in the ear of the beholder? Is it still Black Sabbath without Ozzy? How can Black Sabbath and existentialism help you to face your demons? Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring bands. Dubbed... 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 lieutenants in... 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 it really mean... more...

  • Heroes and Philosophyby William Irwin; David K. Johnson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95

    David Kyle Johnson is an assistant professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He has contributed to several books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, including Family Guy and Philosophy and The Office and Philosophy . William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the... 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 Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophyby William Irwin; Eric Bronson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.95

    ERIC BRONSON is a visiting professor in the Humanities Department at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the editor of Baseball and Philosophy and Poker and Philosophy and the coeditor of The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy and the forthcoming The Hobbit and Philosophy . WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College... more...