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  • How the Mind Uses the Brainby Ralph Ellis; Natika Newton

    Open Court 2010; US$ 39.95

    The nature of consciousness and the relationship between the mind and brain have become the most hotly debated topics in philosophy. This book explains and argues for a new approach called enactivism. Enactivism maintains that consciousness and all subjective thoughts and feelings arise from an organism's attempts to use its environment in the service... more...

  • Soccer and Philosophyby Ted Richards

    Open Court 2010; US$ 21.95

    This collection of incisive articles gives a leading team of international philosophers a free kick toward exploring the complex and often hidden contours of the world of soccer. What does it really mean to be a fan (and why should we count Aristotle as one)? Why do great players such as Cristiano Ronaldo count as great artists (up there alongside... 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...

  • The Simpsons and Philosophyby William Irwin; Mark T. Conard; Aeon J. Skoble

    Open Court 2001; US$ 17.95

    This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons ? TV?s favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society ? and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. The writers begin with an examination of the... more...

  • Star Trek and Philosophyby Kevin S. Decker; Jason T. Eberl

    Open Court 2008; US$ 18.95

    Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but... 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...

  • World of Warcraft and Philosophyby Luke Cuddy; John Nordlinger

    Open Court 2009; US$ 19.95

    Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) in videogame history, World of Warcraft is everywhere ? from episodes of South Park and The Simpsons, to online series like Watch the Guild, accolades and awards from game critics, and prime-time commercials with Mr.... more...

  • Jimmy Buffett and Philosophyby Erin McKenna; Scott L. Pratt

    Open Court 2009; US$ 19.95

    Jimmy Buffett and his music have touched the lives of millions of people around the world, spanning generations and genres. But is Buffett's music just a good time, or is there a deeper level to it? Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy shows the philosophical side of this self-proclaimed non-philosopher's work. The articles in this book provide an accessible... 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...

  • How to Think About the Great Ideasby Mortimer Adler; Max Weismann

    Open Court 2000; US$ 29.95

    Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?", "How do we decide the right thing to do?", and, "What does it mean to be good?" Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature,... more...