By William Irwin, David K. Johnson

What can "South Park" let us know approximately Socrates and the character of evil? How does "The Office" support us to appreciate Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can "Battlestar Galactica" make clear the life of God?

Introducing Philosophy via Pop Culture makes use of pop culture to demonstrate vital philosophical strategies and the paintings of the most important philosophers With examples from movie, tv, and tune together with "South Park," "The Matrix," "X-Men," "Batman," "Harry Potter, Metallica" and "Lost, " even the main summary and intricate philosophical principles turn into more straightforward to understand positive aspects key essays from around the Blackwell Philosophy and dad Culture sequence, in addition to worthwhile editorial fabric and a thesaurus of philosophical phrases.

From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the which means of lifestyles, this specified creation makes philosophy as attractive as pop culture itself Supplementary web site on hand with instructing publications, pattern fabrics and hyperlinks to additional assets at

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