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Philosophy as Summer Reading

June 8, 2009 by Reader's Connection

Kathy Barnard from our Selection area reminds us that philosophers can have fun, too. She encourages us to forget those weighty tomes full of Aristotle and Plato, and take a look at the truly relevant side of philosophy this summer.  These authors are still weighty, just more hip, and they get to think up clever subtitles.

Batman and Philosophy

Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Night of the Soul













Hip Hop and Philosophy

Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason













Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy

Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up?













The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy

The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview













The Beatles and Philosophy

The Beatles and Philosophy: Nothing You Can Think that Can’t Be Thunk













Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale













Jimmy Buffet and Philosophy

Jimmy Buffet and Philosophy: The Porpoise-Driven Life













House and Philosophy

House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies














The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All













Johnny Cash and Philosophy

Johnny Cash and Philosophy: The Burning Ring of Truth













The Matrix and Philosophy

The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real













The Office and Philosophy

The Office and Philosophy: Scenes from the Unexamined Life













The Simpsons and Philosophy

The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh! of Homer










The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers

The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers













The Philosophy of the X-Files

The Philosophy of the X-Files





That’s two books in a row without any subtitles. I feel so betrayed. I’m losing my philosophy.







X-Men and Philosophy

X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse

Ooooooh, yes. Now there’s a subtitle. 













South Park and Philosophy

 South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today














Star Trek and Philosophy

Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant














Terminator and Philosophy

Terminator and Philosophy: I’ll Be Back, Therefore I Am













Watchmen and Philosophy

Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test


Have an introspective and yet oddly refreshing summer.


1 comment »

  1. Deb says:

    OMG! These are GREAT!

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