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  • The Philosophy of Hilary Putnamby Randall E. Auxier; Douglas R. Anderson; Lewis Edwin Hahn

    Open Court 2015; US$ 179.95

    Hilary Putnam, who turned 88 in 2014, is one of the world?s greatest living philosophers. He currently holds the position of Cogan University Professor Emeritus of Harvard. He has been called “one of the 20th century?s true philosophic giants? (by Malcolm Thorndike Nicholson in Prospect magazine in 2013). He has been very influential in several... more...

  • Harry Potter and Philosophyby David Baggett; Shawn E. Klein; William Irwin

    Open Court 2004; US$ 21.95

    Harry Potter has put a spell on millions of readers, and they all want to find out more about the deeper meaning of his adventures. In Harry Potter and Philosophy, 17 experts in the field of philosophy unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, uncovering surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and for the most discerning muggles.... more...

  • Quentin Tarantino and Philosophyby Richard Greene; K. Silem Mohammad

    Open Court 2007; US$ 17.95

    The films of Quentin Tarantino are ripe for philosophical speculation, raising compelling questions about justice and ethics, violence and aggression, the nature of causality, and the flow of time. In this witty collection of articles, no subject is too taboo for the writers to tackle. From an aesthetic meditation on the use of spraying blood in ... more...

  • Battlestar Galactica and Philosophyby Josef Steiff; Tristan D. Tamplin

    Open Court 2008; US$ 18.95

    In attempting to retain her "human" side, does Sharon really have free will? Is killing a Cylon murder or garbage disposal? These are some of the questions addressed in this thoughtful collection of writings on the philosophical underpinnings of Battlestar, Galactica. The book includes a brief analysis of the original 1970s and 80s series but concentrates... more...

  • The Red Sox and Philosophyby Michael Macomber

    Open Court 2010; US$ 19.95

    This volume in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series delves into the tragic and redemptive history of the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise. Drawing on philosophers from Aristotle to Sartre, chapters range from issues of faith and spirituality to tragedy, irony, existentialism, Sabermetrics, and the infamous "curse of the Bambino." With an emphasis... more...

  • Ockham Explainedby Rondo Keele

    Open Court 2010; US$ 19.95

    Ockham Explained is an important and much-needed resource on William of Ockham, one of the most important philosophers of the Middle Ages. His eventful and controversial life was marked by sharp career moves and academic and ecclesiastical battles. At 28, Ockham was a conservative English theologian focused obsessively on the nature of language,... more...

  • Martial Arts and Philosophyby Graham Priest; Damon A. Young

    Open Court 2010; US$ 21.95

    Socrates, an Athenian soldier, was a calmly efficient killing machine. His student Plato was an accomplished and broad-shouldered wrestler. Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely parallel with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today?s Asian martial arts—like Karate,... more...

  • Dune and Philosophyby Jeffery Nicholas

    Open Court 2011; US$ 19.95

    Frank Herbert?s Dune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse. Dune and Philosophy raises intriguing questions about the Duniverse in ways that will be instantly meaningful to fans. Those well-known characters—Paul... more...

  • Our Spiritual Crisisby Michael N. Nagler; Lewis S. Mudge

    Open Court 2011; US$ 18.95

    Many of the social, cultural, and even economic problems now faced by American society are direct results of excessive emphasis on material consumption, which in turn reflects spiritual poverty. Michael Nagler argues that these ills spring from a false way of looking at the world, based on the premise that material things are fundamental, consciousness... more...

  • Luhmann Explainedby Hans-Georg Moeller

    Open Court 2011; US$ 39.00

    What are systems? What is society? What happens to human beings in a hypermodern world? This book is an introduction to Niklas Luhmann's social system theory which explains specific functions like economy and mass media from a cybernetic perspective. Integrating various schools of thought including sociology, philosophy and biology Luhmann Explained... more...