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  • How to Prove There Is a Godby Mortimer Adler; Ken Dzugan

    Open Court 2011; US$ 29.95

    One of the great tasks of Mortimer Adler?s illustrious life was his search for a watertight proof of the existence of God. Adler believed that his search had been successful. Adler spent years studying the classic proofs of God?s existence, especially Aquinas?s Five Ways, and found shortcomings in all of them, as conventionally understood. But he... more...

  • Leonard Cohen and Philosophyby Jason Holt

    Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95

    From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer-songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figuresówith a uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled depth of artistic visionóin all of popular music. The aesthetic quality and... 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...

  • Star Wars and Philosophyby Kevin S. Decker; Jason T. Eberl; William Irwin

    Open Court 2005; US$ 19.95

    The Star Wars films continue to revolutionize science fiction, creating new standards for cinematographic excellence, and permeating popular culture around the world. The films feature many complex themes ranging from good versus evil and moral development and corruption to religious faith and pragmatism, forgiveness and redemption, and many others.... 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...

  • Monty Python and Philosophyby 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...

  • 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...

  • Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophyby Richard Greene; K. Silem Mohammad

    Open Court 2010; US$ 19.95

    Since 1968's Night of the Living Dead , zombie culture has steadily limped and clawed its way into the center of popular culture. Today, zombies and vampires have taken over TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games, and movies. Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy drags the theories of famous philosophers like Socrates and Descartes into the territory... 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...