Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

The comedian booklet naratives of superheroes combat with profound and irritating concerns in unique methods: the definitions of fine and evil, the boundaries of violence as an efficient ability, the perils of imposing justice open air the legislation, the metaphysics of private identification, and the definition of humanity.
Superheroes and Philosophy tackles those and different philosophical questions in an highbrow but enticing approach compatible for any comedian publication fan.

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The Secret History of Domesticity: Public, Private, and the Division of Knowledge (Director's Circle Book)

By Michael McKeon

Taking English tradition as its consultant pattern, The mystery historical past of Domesticity asks how the fashionable suggestion of the public-private relation emerged within the 17th and eighteenth centuries. Treating that relation as a vital example of the trendy department of information, Michael McKeon narrates its pre-history besides that of its crucial part, domesticity.

This narrative attracts upon the whole spectrum of English people's event. on the so much "public" severe are political advancements just like the formation of civil society over opposed to the nation, the increase of contractual pondering, and the devolution of absolutism from monarch to person topic. the center diversity of expertise takes within the effect of Protestant and clinical notion, the published ebook of the personal, the conceptualization of digital publics―society, public opinion, the market―and the capitalization of creation, the decline of the household financial system, and the rise within the sexual department of work. the main "private" pole of expertise consists of the privatization of marriage, the relations, and the loved ones, and the complicated entanglement of femininity, interiority, subjectivity, and sexuality.

McKeon bills for the way the connection among private and non-private adventure first grew to become intelligible as a variable interplay of specific modes of being―not a static dichotomy, yet a device to imagine with. Richly illustrated with approximately a hundred photographs, together with work, engravings, woodcuts, and a consultant choice of architectural ground plans for household interiors, this quantity reads photo kinds to stress how vulnerable the public-private relation used to be to concrete and spatial illustration. McKeon is in a similar way conscious of how literary kinds evoked a tangible experience of public-private relations―among them figurative imagery, allegorical narration, parody, the author-character-reader dialectic, aesthetic distance, and loose oblique discourse. He additionally reveals a structural analogue for the emergence of the trendy public-private relation within the conjunction of what contemporaries referred to as the "secret heritage" and the family novel.

A capacious and artificial historic research, The mystery historical past of Domesticity exemplifies how the tools of literary interpretation and old research can tell and increase each other.

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Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think! (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

From the Seventies cult television express, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the present hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been on the heart of pop culture and leisure. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are more and more famous and commemorated for his or her creativity and enduring impact within the worlds of comedy and picture. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that reputation into the realm of philosophy. Fifteen specialists in themes like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, common sense, ethics, and the philosophy of technological know-how deliver their services to endure on Python videos resembling Monty Python’s lifetime of Brian and Flying Circus mainstays resembling the Argument hospital, the lifeless Parrot cartoon, and, after all, the Bruces, the Pythons’ demented, song-filled imaginative and prescient of an Australian philosophy division. Monty Python and Philosophy follows an identical hit layout because the different titles during this well known sequence and explains the entire philosophical thoughts mentioned in laymen’s terms.

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Professor Risley and the Imperial Japanese Troupe: How an American Acrobat Introduced Circus to Japan--and Japan to the West

By Frederik L. Schodt

"Frederik L. Schodt has in the end unveiled the attention-grabbing tale of 'Professor Risley.' Circus students, heritage buffs, and an individual with an oz. of interest could be thankful to him."—Dominique Jando,

"Professor" Risley (Richard Risley Carlisle) brought the Western circus to Japan in 1864. 3 years later, this former acrobat gave many within the West their first glimpse of Japan while he took his "Imperial jap Troupe" of acrobats and jugglers on a positive journey of North the USA and Europe. Over the following couple of years, the Troupe played earlier than presidents, monarchs, and traditional electorate. Frederik L. Schodt argues compellingly that such early well known entertainments helped stir a interest approximately all issues eastern that at last ended in japonisme, The Mikado, and, in our time, the growth in manga and anime.

Schodt's depiction of Risley and his troupe is enlivened via graphics of the circus demimonde and supported via nineteenth-century pictures, posters, and drawings, many in colour. His money owed of those first conferences among Westerners and jap shed new gentle on how diverse cultures meet, mingle, and impression one another. Descriptions of crowds, brilliant workouts, and famous person troupe performers just like the well-known Little okay are a pleasant revelation to someone drawn to Asia, the circus, and well known entertainment.

Frederik L. Schodt has authored various books approximately Japan, together with Manga! Manga! and Native American within the Land of the Shogun. In 2009 for his paintings he was once provided the Order of the emerging sunlight, Gold Rays with Rosette.

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Inception and Philosophy: Because It's Never Just a Dream

By David Kyle Johnson, William Irwin

A philosophical examine the motion picture Inception and its amazing metaphysical puzzles

Is the pinnacle nonetheless spinning? was once all of it a dream? on the earth of Christopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning motion picture, humans can percentage one another's goals and change their ideals and techniques. Inception is a metaphysical heist movie that increases extra questions than it solutions: will we comprehend what's genuine? are you able to be held morally answerable for what you do in desires? what's the nature of goals, and what do they let us know concerning the barriers of "self" and "other"? From Plato to Aristotle and from Descartes to Hume, Inception and Philosophy attracts from very important philosophical minds to shed new mild at the movie's beautiful topics, together with the one who every body talks approximately: did the pinnacle cave in (and does it even matter)?

  • Explores the movie's key questions and subject matters, together with how we will be able to inform if we are dreaming or wakeful, the best way to make feel of a paradox, and even if inception is possible
  • Gives new insights into the character of unfastened will, time, desires, and the subconscious mind
  • Discusses assorted interpretations of the movie, and even if philosophy may help make clear that's the "right one"
  • Deepens your figuring out of the movie's multi-layered plot and dream-infiltrating characters, together with Dom Cobb, Arthur, Mal, Ariadne, Eames, Saito, and Yusuf

An crucial better half for each devoted Inception fan, this e-book will increase your adventure of the Inception universe and its advanced dreamscape.

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Ender's Game and Philosophy: Genocide Is Child's Play (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By D. E. Wittkower, Lucinda Rush

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been chanced on and rediscovered through generations of technological know-how fiction enthusiasts, even being followed as studying by way of the U.S. Marine Corps. Ender's online game and its sequels discover wealthy issues — the violence and cruelty of youngsters, the position of empathy in battle, and the stability of person dignity and the social sturdy — with compelling components of a coming-of-age tale.

Ender’s video game and Philosophy brings jointly over 30 philosophers to interact in wide-ranging dialogue on concerns reminiscent of: the justifiability of pre-emptive moves; how Ender’s disconnected and dispassionate violence is reflected in today’s drone conflict; even if the tip of saving the species can justify the main brutal potential; the justifiability of lies and deception in wartime, and the way army colleges produce education in advantage.

The authors of Ender’s online game and Philosophy problem readers to confront the demanding situations that Ender’s video game provides, bringing new insights to the assumption of a simply battle, the virtues of the soldier, the character of youth, and the intense paintings of enjoying games.(less)

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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

By Sara Marcus

“For a moment Wave feminist like myself, women to front inspires splendidly the way in which the new release after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly relocating story.” —Village Voice author Vivian Gornick

Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive background of the rebel Grrrl movement—the radical feminist punk rebellion that exploded into the general public eye within the Nineties, changing America’s gender panorama endlessly. writer Sara Marcus, a song and politics author for Time Out New York,, Pos, and Heeb journal, interweaves learn, interviews, and her personal thoughts as a insurrection Grrrl front-liner. Her passionate, subtle narrative brilliantly conveys the tale of punk bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy—as good as successors like Sleater-Kinney, Partyline, and Kathleen Hanna’s Le Tigre—and their impact on today’s tradition.

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Miyazaki's Animism Abroad: The Reception of Japanese Religious Themes by American and German Audiences

By Eriko Ogihara-Schuck

After successful an Oscar for Spirited Away, the japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's lively motion pictures have been dubbed into many languages. a few of the movies are saturated with spiritual issues special to eastern tradition. How have been those topics, or what Miyazaki describes as "animism," got in another country, in particular because they're demanding to translate? This publication examines how American and German audiences, grounded on Judeo-Christian traditions, answered to the animism in Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), and Ponyo at the Cliff through the Sea (2008). through a detailed studying of variations and movie reports, and a examine of transitions of their verbal and visible ways to animism, this ebook demonstrates that the yankee and German receptions transcended the traditional view of an adversarial dating among animism and Christianity. being able to switch their shapes into kinds simply available to different cultural arenas, the anime movies make an important contribution to inter-religious discussion within the age of secularization.

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Real Life Rock: The Complete Top Ten Columns, 1986-2014

From the writer of The historical past of Rock ’n’ Roll in Ten Songs comes his “Basement Tapes”: the entire “Real existence Rock most sensible 10” columns

for almost thirty years, Greil Marcus has written a extraordinary column referred to as “Real lifestyles Rock best Ten.” it's been a laboratory the place he has fearlessly explored and wittily dissected a massive number of cultural artifacts, from songs to books to video clips to ads. Taken jointly, his musings, reflections, and sallies quantity to a refined and implicit conception of ways cultural gadgets fall via time and condition and sometimes bring accidental results, either within the current and within the future.
Real existence Rock unearths the critic in complete: direct, erudite, humorous, fierce, brilliant, uninhibited, and owning an unerring intuition for paintings and fraud. the result's an vital quantity jam-packed with startling arguments and informal brilliance.

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