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Philosophy Through Popular Culture: Literature

A guide to publications using popular culture as a vehicle for philosophy.

Kindle Me: Fiction and Philosophy

Auxier, Randall E., and Phillip S. Seng, eds. The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West. PS3503 A923 W644 2008.

Baggett, David, and Shawn E. Klein, eds. Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts. 2004.

Bassham, Gregory, and Jerry L. Walls, eds. The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview. PR6023 E926 C5324 2005.

Bassham, Gregory, and Eric Bronson, eds. The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All. PR6039 O32 L6356 2003.

Bassham, Gregory, ed. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy. PR6068 O93 Z8888 2010.

Bealer, Tracy L, RAchel Luria, and Wayne Yuen. Neil Gaiman and Philosophy: Gods Gone Wild! 2012.

Boylan, Michael, and Charles Johnson. Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction: Fictive Narrative, Primary Texts, and Responsive Writing. B74 B69 2010.

Costello, Peter R. Philosophy in Children's Literature. 2012.

Decker, Kevin S., ed. Ender's Game and Philosophy: The Logic Gate Is Down. 2013.

Diagne, Soulemane Bachir. African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude. PQ3939 S47 Z623713 2011.

Dromm, Keith, and Heather Salter. The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy: A Book for Bastards, Morons, and Madmen. PS3537 A426 C3223 2012.

Durand, Keven K., and Mary K. Leigh, eds.. The Universe of Oz: Essays on Baum's Series and Its Progeny. PS3503 A923 Z89 2010.

Greene, Richard, and Rachel Robison, eds. The Golden Compass and Philosophy: God Bites the Dust. PR6006 U44 Z665 2009.

Held, Jacob M., and James B. South. James Bond and Philosophy: Questions Are Forever. PR6056 L4 Z73 2006.

Held, Jacob M., ed. Roald Dahl and Philosphy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then. PR6054 A35 Z857 2014.

Hoff, Benjamin. The Tao of Pooh. PR6025 I65 Z68 1983.

Hoff, Benjamin. The Te of Piglet. PR6025 I65 Z69 1993.

Housel, Rebecca, and J. Jeremy Wisnewski, eds. Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality. 2009.

Nicholas, Jeffery, ed. Dune and Philosophy: Weirding Way of the Mentat. 2011.

Phillips, Michael, ed. Philosophy and Science Fiction. PN6120.95 S33 P48 1984.

Schneider, Susan, ed. Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence. PN3433.6 S377 2009.

Vannatta, Seth, ed. Chuck Klosterman and Philosophy: The Real and the Cerea. PS3611 L67 Z56 2012.

Wartenberg.Thomas E. Big Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy through Children's Literature. 2d. ed. B52 W378 2014.

Williams, John Tyerman. Pooh and the Philosophers: In Which It Is Shown that All of Western Philosophy Is Merely a Preamble to Winnie-the-Pooh. PR6025 I65 Z976 1996.

Wittkower, D. E., ed. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy: Do Androids Have Kindred Spirits? 2011.


SEE ALSO the Comics/Graphic Novels category.


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