Philosophy and the interpretation of pop culture

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007 - History - 297 pages
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Comprised of thirteen articles by well-known authors, this book makes the case to philosophers that popular culture is worthy of their attention. Issues of concern include the distinction between high culture and popular culture, the aesthetic and moral value of popular culture, allusion and identification in popular culture, and special problems posed by the interpretation of popular culture. Popular art forms considered include: movies, television shows, comic books, children's stories, photographs, and rock songs.

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Contents

Interpretation and Popular Art Forms
13
Philosophy and the Probable Impossible
21
Philosophy asandof Popular Culture
41
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WILLIAM IRWIN is Associate Professor of Philosophy at King's College, Pennsylvania. He has published several articles on theory of interpretation and aesthetics, as well as four books, including Intentionalist Interpretation: A Philosophical Explanation and Defense (Greenwood, 1999).

Jorge J. E. Gracia is Samuel P. Capen Chair and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is author of several books, including "Hispanic/Latino Identity" (Blackwell, 2000) and "How Can We Know What God Means?" (2001). He is the editor, with Gregory M. Reichberg and Bernard N. Schumacher, of "The Classics of Western Philosophy "(Blackwell, 2003).

Timothy B. Noone is Ordinary Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America. His books include "Ioannes Duns Scoti, Quaestiones super librum Porphyrii, Quaestiones super Praedicamenta" (1999).