Popular Culture and Philosophy

A blog for contributors and editors by Series Editor, George A. Reisch

Mister Rogers and Philosophy, CFA

Mister Rogers and Philosophy edited by Eric J. Mohr and Holly K. Mohr Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays on topics related to the work and vision of Fred Rogers and the PBS television show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The volume is to be published as part of Open Court’s successful Popular Culture […]

RuPaul’s Drag Race and Philosophy, CFA

Call For Abstracts: RuPaul’s Drag Race and Philosophy Abstracts are sought for a volume in Open Court’s Philosophy and Pop Culture Series on RuPaul’s Drag Race. With its 10th season concluding as the most successful yet, RuPaul’s Drag Race has established itself as a major pop-cultural event that mediates drag culture to the broader public. […]

Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy, CFA Deadline Extended.

Blade Runner 2049 and Philosophy edited by Robin Bunce and Trip McCrossin. Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to Blade Runner 2049. The volume is to be published by Open Court Publishing, as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series (e.g., Twin Peaks and Philosophy, Westworld and Philosophy, The […]

The Good Place and Philosophy, CFA

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Good Place. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, Pink Floyd and Philosophy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy, Bullshit and Philosophy, Mr. Robot and Philosophy, and The Americans […]

Stranger Things and Philosophy, CFA

Call for Abstracts: Stranger Things and Philosophy: Thus Spake the Demogorgan Edited by Jeffrey Ewing and Andrew M. Winters Abstracts are sought for a collection of essays related to the Netflix original series Stranger Things. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosophy, The Walking Dead and Philosophy, Boardwalk […]

The Handmaid’s Tale and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts The Handmaid’s Tale and Philosophy Rachel Robison-Greene, Editor Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Handmaid’s Tale. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosophy, The Walking […]

Rick and Morty and Philosophy, CFA

Call for Abstracts: Rick and Morty and Philosophy Edited by Wayne Yuen and Lester Abesamis Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the Adult Swim television series Rick and Morty. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosophy, The Walking Dead and Philosophy, Boardwalk Empire and […]

Westworld and Philosophy, CFA

Call for Abstracts: Westworld and Philosophy Richard Greene & Josh Heter, Editors Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the HBO television series Westworld (we also welcome essays on the 1973 movie of the same name on which it is based, the 1976 sequel to that movie, Futureworld, and the subsequent […]

Scott Adams and Philosophy, Deadline extended.

Scott Adams and Philosophy Edited by Dan Yim, Galen Foresman, and Robert Arp Submit abstracts to: scottadamsphilosophy@gmail.com “My hypothesis is that the political side that is out of power is the one that hallucinates the most—and needs to—in order to keep their worldview intact. For example, when President Obama was in office, I saw all kinds of hallucinations […]

The Twilight Zone and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

The Twilight Zone and Philosophy Editors: Alexander E. Hooke and Heather Rivera Of the many venues in popular culture and philosophy, few present such a wide range of perplexities about human nature as The Twilight Zone. Its programs depict the human as idealist, pathetic, loyal, alienated, trusting, self-deluded, trusting, violated, among so many other attributes. […]

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