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  • 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...

  • 30 Rock and Philosophyby William Irwin

    Wiley 2010; US$ 18.95

    A fascinating exploration of the philosophy behind NBC’shit TV series, 30 Rock With edgy writing and a great cast, 30 Rock is one of thefunniest television shows on the air—and where hilarityensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and JackDonaghy ethical heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody two shoes", butwhat does it really... 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...

  • 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 andenduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone , they helped to define a genre with classicsongs like "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "War Pigs", songs whoselyrics reveal hidden depth and philosophical... 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$ 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...

  • Watchmen and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark D. White

    Wiley 2009; US$ 18.95

    Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternativehistory of the United States where the US edges dangerously closerto nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists agroup of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal theiridentity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill anddiscredit these "superheroes."... more...

  • House and Philosophyby William Irwin; Henry Jacoby

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95

    An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one oftoday's most popular television shows: House House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pullingin more than 19 million viewers for each episode. This latest bookin the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series takes adeeper look at the characters and issues... more...

  • Heroes and Philosophyby William Irwin; David K. Johnson

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.95

    The first unauthorized look at the philosophy behind Heroes , one of TV's most popular shows When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicablydevelop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggleto cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use theirnew power for good or for evil. Every episode of Tim Kring's hit... 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 directorTim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland has fascinated childrenand adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduceus to such oddities as blue caterpillars who smoke hookahs, catswhose grins remain after their heads have... more...