Popular Culture and Philosophy

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

Astro Boy Meets Martin Heidegger

Joe Steiff and Tristan Tamplin’s Anime and Philosophy: Wide Eyed Wonder gets an appreciative review in Mechademia, a journal devoted to the intersection of scholarly and popular interests in Anime. Despite the proliferation of all things Anime, Ada Palmer finds the collection to be a perfect and unique introduction for the aspiring intellectual fan. My favorite […]

Psych and Philosophy CFA is out

Call for Abstracts (Psych is a USA Network TV show.) Psych and Philosophy Edited by Robert Arp robertarp320@gmail.com (1)     Submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to: robertarp320@gmail.com (2)     Abstracts due: June 1, 2012 (3)     Notification of accepted abstracts: June 15, 2012 (4)     First drafts due: September […]


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