Popular Culture and Philosophy

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

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Philosophy, CFA

Call for Abstracts! Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Philosophy: Psychohistory and its Discontents Edited by Joshua Heter and Josef Thomas Simpson Abstracts are sought for a collection of essays on any philosophical topic related to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series as well as the television adaptation (airing September 24, 2021 on Apple TV+) to be published with Carus Books. This is the same editorial […]

Warren Zevon and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

Warren Zevon and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts Edited by John E. MacKinnon We are seeking abstracts for Warren Zevon and Philosophy, to be published by Carus Books, the editorial team behind the long-running Popular Culture and Philosophy series by Open Court. Submission Guidelines: All submissions—abstract, biography, and chapters (if accepted)—should be written for an educated, nonspecialized audience. […]


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.