Popular Culture and Philosophy

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

The Apple Aura

Popular Culture and Philosophy editor Dylan Wittkower (iPod and Philosophy) writes in the Wall Street Journal about this summer’s new iPods presented by Steve Jobs this week.  Apple iPods, he argues, have an “aura” that makes them “the real deal.”  No matter how much others try copy the look and feel of these products, they […]


Since its inception in 2000, Open Court's Popular Culture and Philosophy® series has brought high-quality philosophy to general readers by critically exploring the meanings, concepts, and puzzles within television shows, movies, music and other icons of popular culture.