Popular Culture and Philosophy

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Astro Boy Meets Martin Heidegger

Posted on | April 23, 2012

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 line: “Wikipedia does not link Astro Boy to Heidegger,” she writes. “This volume does.”


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