Popular Culture and Philosophy

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

Rick and Morty and Philosophy, CFA

Call for Abstracts: Rick and Morty and Philosophy Edited by Wayne Yuen and Lester Abesamis Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the Adult Swim television series Rick and Morty. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosophy, The Walking Dead and Philosophy, Boardwalk Empire and […]

Westworld and Philosophy, CFA

Call for Abstracts: Westworld and Philosophy Richard Greene & Josh Heter, Editors Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the HBO television series Westworld (we also welcome essays on the 1973 movie of the same name on which it is based, the 1976 sequel to that movie, Futureworld, and the subsequent […]

Scott Adams and Philosophy, Deadline extended.

Scott Adams and Philosophy Edited by Dan Yim, Galen Foresman, and Robert Arp Submit abstracts to: scottadamsphilosophy@gmail.com “My hypothesis is that the political side that is out of power is the one that hallucinates the most—and needs to—in order to keep their worldview intact. For example, when President Obama was in office, I saw all kinds of hallucinations […]

The Twilight Zone and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

The Twilight Zone and Philosophy Editors: Alexander E. Hooke and Heather Rivera Of the many venues in popular culture and philosophy, few present such a wide range of perplexities about human nature as The Twilight Zone. Its programs depict the human as idealist, pathetic, loyal, alienated, trusting, self-deluded, trusting, violated, among so many other attributes. […]


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.