Philosophy and the Interpretation of Pop Culture
William Irwin, Jorge J. E. Gracia
Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Philosophy - 297 pages
Aristotle analyzed the popular art of his time: the tragedies and epics. Why should philosophers today not do likewise? Perhaps we can learn something from children's stories by subverting the dominant paradigm of adult authority and admitting with Socrates that we don't know all the answers. Perhaps Batman has ethical lessons to teach that generalize beyond the pages of comic books. Is it better to like Mozart than it is to like Madonna? Kurt Cobain gave voice to the attitude of a generation, singing, 'Here we are, now entertain us.' Is entertainment a bad thing, or could it actually have value-and not just instrumental value?
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Philosophy Engages Popular Culture An Introduction
PHILOSOPHY AND POPULAR CULTURE
Philosophy and the Probable Impossible
Philosophy asandof Popular Culture
Allusion and Intention in Popular Art
On the Ties That Bind Characters the Emotions and Popular Fictions
Liking Whats Good Why Should We?
Popular Art and Entertainment Value
Popular Culture and Spontaneous Order or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Tube
From Horror to Hero Film Interpretations of Stokers Dracula
Socrates at Story Hour Philosophy as a Subversive Motif in Childrens Literature
Of Batcaves and Clock Towers Living Damaged Lives in Gotham City
American Pie and the Selfcritique of Rock n Roll
Photography Popular Epistemology Flexible Realism and Holistic Pragmatism
About the Editors and Contributors
INTERPRETATION AND POPULAR ART FORMS
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