Popular Culture and Philosophy

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

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. […]

Twin Peaks and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

Twin Peaks and Philosophy Richard Greene & Rachel Robison-Greene, Editors Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the television series Twin Peaks (including the prequel cinematic release Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me). This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix […]

1984 and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: 1984 and Philosophy Edited by Ezio Di Nucci & Stefan Storrie Abstracts are sought for a volume in Open Court’s Philosophy of Popular Culture series on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four with the title “1984 and Philosophy.” Contributors to this volume include: Mark Alfano, James Conant, Vincent Hendricks and Torbjörn Tännsjö. “1984” is a deeply philosophical work that […]

American Horror Story and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: American Horror Story and Philosophy Richard Greene & Rachel Robison-Greene, Editors Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the television series American Horror Story. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosophy, The […]

The Dark Tower and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

The Dark Tower and Philosophy, CFA Edited by Jacob May and Nicolas Michaud for The Open Court Series Abstracts and subsequent essays must be accessible to a lay audience as well as philosophically substantial. All writing should be engaging and directly relevant to the upcoming Dark Tower film, the circulated comic series, and of course […]

Iron Man vs Captain America and Philosophy, CFA

Call for Abstracts: Iron Man vs Captain America and Philosophy Edited by Nicolas Michaud and Jessica Watkins Abstracts and subsequent essays must be accessible to a lay audience as well as philosophically substantial. All writing should be engaging and directly relevant to Iron Man and Captain America through film, comics, and games. Each chapter accepted […]

Amy Schumer and Philosophy, CFA

Amy Schumer and Philosophy, CFA Amy Schumer’s television show, “Inside Amy Schumer” has completed its fourth season on Comedy Central and is renewed for a fifth. She wrote and starred in the movie, Trainwreck (2015), which was nominated for two Golden Globes as well as the award for Best Screenplay by the Writers’ Guild of […]

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