Popular Culture and Philosophy

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

Thus Spake SpongeBob

While SpongeBob ponders Rafael’s painting, Open Court is now planning SpongeBob Squarepants and Philosophy.  Here is the Spongebob_CFA

Philosopher in the Rye

Brush up your Caulfield! Open Court is announcing The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy. America’s most famous alienated teenager can finally compare notes on phoniness with Sartre, Camus, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, and others.  The CFA is here. 

PCP meets NPR

Bullshit and Philosophy co-editor Gary Hardcastle and South Park and Philosophy editor Richard Hanley together call bullshit! and shenanigans! on our ever-dumber and more trivial culture in this recent NPR story.  It must be going around, since I wrote about the same things recently for Pop Goes Philosophy at popmatters.com.


The Philosophy and Pop Culture series at Carus Books brings philosophy to general readers by critically exploring the meanings, concepts, and puzzles within television shows, movies, music and other icons of popular culture.