"This totally engaging book shows how philosophy helps you to livehappily, reflect logically and act responsibly. It is an essentialtool for contemporary students and teachers of philosophy.Enjoy!"
, Case Western ReserveUniversity/Cleveland Institute of Art
From the Back Cover
What can South Park
tell us about Socrates and the nature ofevil? How does The Office
help us to understand Sartre andexistentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica
shed lighton the existence of God?
Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popularculture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the workof the major philosophers. With examples from film, television, andmusic including South Park, House,M.D., TheMatrix, X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter,Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complexphilosophical ideas become easier to grasp.
This unique textbook, featuring essays from the BlackwellPhilosophy and Pop Culture series, is perfect forany introduction to philosophy course. From metaphysicsto epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, IntroducingPhilosophy through Pop Culture makes philosophy as engaging aspopular culture itself.