Books published by Open Court

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The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy

Open Court | November 8, 2016 | 288 pages
The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy treats fans to dozens of new essays by experts who examine philosophical questions raised by the Game of Thrones story. This ultimate analysis provides the most comprehensive discussion to date and engages the Game of Thrones universe through the end of... More Info

More Doctor Who and Philosophy

Open Court | September 15, 2015 | 288 pages
More Doctor Who and Philosophy is a completely new collection of chapters, additional to Doctor Who and Philosophy (2010), by the same editors. Since that first Doctor Who and Philosophy, much has happened in the Whoniverse: a new and controversial regeneration of the Doctor, multiple new... More Info

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

Adventure Time and Philosophy

Open Court | February 1, 2015 | 288 pages
Adventure Time and Philosophy is a monster-beating, wild ride of philosophical mayhem. One of the deepest and most thoughtful television shows ever to assault human brain waves, Adventure Time shows us what the world could be like, challenging everything we know about life, meaning, heroism, and... More Info

Girls and Philosophy

Open Court Publishing Company | November 11, 2014 | 288 pages
The drama-comedy Girls — often unfairly written off as Sex and the City for the millennial generation — has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four oddly sympathetic twentysomething female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy... 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

Leonard Cohen and Philosophy

Open Court | October 14, 2014 | 288 pages
From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer/songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figures in all of popular music. With his uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled... More Info

Rush and Philosophy

Open Court Pub Co | May 10, 2011 | 288 pages
The progressive/hard rock band Rush has never been as popular as it is now. A documentary film about the band, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was released in the summer of 2010 has been universally well received. They had a cameo in the movie I Love You Man. Their seven-part song “2112”... More Info

Jeopardy! and Philosophy

Open Court Publishing | November 6, 2012 | 288 pages
Since its debut in 1964, Jeopardy! has been one of America's favorite and longest-running daytime quiz shows. It turns the question-answer format of traditional quiz shows on its head and requires contestants to pose correct questions to answers in selected categories. While mining information and... 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