Books written by Robert Arp

Downton Abbey and Philosophy

Open Court | November 10, 2015 | 288 pages
In Downton Abbey and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers uncover the deeper significance of this hugely popular TV saga. Millions of viewers throughout the world have been enthralled by this enactment of a vanished world of decorum and propriety, because it presents us with emotional and... More Info
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Homeland and Philosophy

Open Court | November 1, 2014 | 288 pages
In Homeland and Philosophy, 23 philosophers tackle the issues that Showtime's award-winning show Homeland asks us to consider. The drama, which centers on Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody's release from an al-Qaeda prison, and CIA Agent Carrie Mathison's distrust of his intentions, asks questions of... More Info

1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

Atria Books | October 29, 2013 | 960 pages
An elegant addition to the successful “1001” series—a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years. From Democracy to Cultural Revolution, Courtly Love to Survival of the Fittest, and Kant’s Enlightenment to the Oedipus... More Info

Tattoos -- Philosophy for Everyone

Wiley-Blackwell | May 1, 2012 | 224 pages
Body art or eyesore, tattoos provide fertile ground for philosophical discussion Whether seen as a celebration of individuality or as a conversation piece, tattoos raise intriguing philosophical questions, from aesthetics to feminism, from semiotics to the philosophy of the person. The abundance of... More Info

Breaking Bad and Philosophy

Open Court Publishing | July 10, 2012 | 242 pages
The hit television drama Breaking Bad is discussed by professional thinkers who compare the major themes of the show with philosophical concepts and answer questions about injustice, retaliation and the potential of everyone to become a ruthless criminal. Original.  More Info