Popular Culture and Philosophy

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

Ever more grateful to The Dead

Steve Gimbel, philosopher of physics and arguably the smartest Deadhead ever, was recently quoted in The Atlantic magazine regarding the new Grateful Dead archive at UC Santa Cruz.  And his edition, The Grateful Dead and Philosophy, is among the best reads in Dead scholarship (which has never been more alive!) Check out his blog, Philosophers’ […]

World of Warcraft and Philosophy

World of Warcraft and Philosophy editors Luke Cuddy and John Nordlinger discuss tactics, strategy, and philosophy.  Here and here.

Red Sox and Philosophy is Out (of the park)

Michael Macomber’s edition Red Sox and Philosophy is out and being reviewed and debated by Red Sox Nation.  Here’s an interview with editor Michael Macomber, and here’s a review. And another.


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.