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  • Frankenstein and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud

    Open Court 2013; US$ 19.95

    Mary Shelley?s novel Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus sparked into life a fascination with science-gone-awry that refuses to die. From 1818 to present-day Hollywood, the story of Victor Frankenstein and his reanimated, stitched-together corpse has inspired (some would say) the very idea of modern science fiction and countless essays, movies,... more...

  • Heidegger Explainedby Graham Harman

    Open Court 2011; US$ 28.00

    Heidegger Explained is a clear and thorough summary of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger (1889–1976). It gives a fascinating explanation of all stages of Heidegger?s life and career, and shows his entire philosophy to emerge from one simple but profound insight. Many philosophers believe that Heidegger was the greatest philosopher of the twentieth... more...

  • The Devil and Philosophyby Robert Arp

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    In The Devil and Philosophy , 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski's The Ninth Gate to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion to Bram Stoker's Dracula to Darth Vader to Al Pacino's iconic performance in The Devil's Advocate , this book demonstrates... more...

  • Jurassic Park and Philosophyby Nicolas Michaud; Jessica Watkins

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    Twenty-one philosophers join forces to investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it?s true that “Life will find a way,? should we view any modified or newly reconstituted... more...

  • The Occupy Movement Explainedby Nicholas Smaligo

    Open Court 2014; US$ 21.95

    The Occupy Movement Explained is a readable, compact account and analysis of the Occupy protests, by a scholar who participated in several Occupy events. The book is thoroughly researched, painstakingly accurate, and fully documented. It debunks a number of myths and misunderstandings that have become rife. Nicholas Smaligo shows how the movement... more...

  • Monty Python and Philosophyby Gary L. Hardcastle; George A. Reisch; William Irwin

    Open Court 2006; US$ 19.95

    From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python?s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity... 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...

  • Superheroes and Philosophyby Tom Morris; Matt Morris; William Irwin

    Open Court 2001; US$ 19.95

    The comic book superheroes ? Superman, Batman, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and many others ? have proved to be a powerful and enduring thread in popular culture, a rich source of ideas for moviemakers, novelists, and philosophers. Superheroes and Philosophy brings together 16 leading philosophers and some of the most creative... more...

  • Radiohead and Philosophyby Brandon W. Forbes; George A. Reisch

    Open Court 2009; US$ 19.95

    Since their breakthrough hit "Creep" in 1993, Radiohead has continued to make waves throughout popular and political culture with its views about the Bush presidency (its 2003 album was titled Hail to the Thief ), its anti-corporatism, its pioneering efforts to produce ecologically sound road tours, and, most of all, its decision in 2007 to sell... more...

  • The Legend of Zelda and Philosophyby Luke Cuddy

    Open Court 2008; US$ 21.95

    With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consider the following questions and more: What is the nature of the gamer?s connection to Link? Does Link have a will, or do gamers project their wills onto him? How does the gamer experience... more...