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By William Irwin, David K. Johnson

What can "South Park" let us know approximately Socrates and the character of evil? How does "The Office" aid us to appreciate Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can "Battlestar Galactica" make clear the lifestyles of God?

Introducing Philosophy via Pop Culture makes use of pop culture to demonstrate very important philosophical innovations and the paintings of the main philosophers With examples from movie, tv, and track together with "South Park," "The Matrix," "X-Men," "Batman," "Harry Potter, Metallica" and "Lost, " even the main summary and intricate philosophical rules develop into more straightforward to know positive aspects key essays from around the Blackwell Philosophy and pa Culture sequence, in addition to worthwhile editorial fabric and a thesaurus of philosophical phrases.

From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the which means of existence, this detailed advent makes philosophy as attractive as pop culture itself Supplementary site to be had with educating courses, pattern fabrics and hyperlinks to extra assets at

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Com/article/books/the-deadly-jester (accessed July 30, 2013). 9. Slavoj Žižek, Violence: Six Sideways Reflections (London: Profile Books, 2008). 10. John Gray, 2012. 11. C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination ([1959] 2000). 12. Roland Barthes, Mythologies. 13. Martin Heidegger, “The Question Concerning Technology,” 1954, 14. 14. php/ijzs/article/view/443/487. 15. Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight, 2008. 16. ” 17. Ibid. Žižek’s Reception 25 18. v=Ts1HxVopG2k (accessed July 30, 2013). 19.

Hence Althusser’s famous statement that it is difficult to be a Marxist in philosophy. As a result, one of the possible ways of constructing the philosophy for Marxism is through the critique of ideology. The logical question to be posed here: what is the function of philosophy for Althusser? The main task of philosophy is to draw lines of demarcation between scientific practice and ideological propositions. Philosophy is defined in its double relation to the sciences and ideologies. In this regard, philosophy is a dividing activity of thought.

Mladen Dolar, “Beyond Interpellation,” Qui parle, vol. 6, number 2 (spring/summer 1993), 76. 25. Slavoj Žižek, Class Struggle or Postmodernism? Yes, Please! In Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj Žižek, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (Verso, London, 2000), 120. 26. , 115. 27. Slavoj Žižek, The Sublime Object of Ideology (Verso, London, 2008), 43. 28. ” in Cogito and the Unconscious (Durham Duke University Press, 1988), 240. 29. , 241. 30. Louis Althusser, “Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses,” 175.

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