The Misgivings of a Pop Culture Enthusiast: On the intersection of philosophy and entertainment

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J. Jeremy Wisnewski

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In recent years, dozens of books on philosophy and popular culture have been published. These books have been subjected to a number of criticisms in a number of venues—including other popular philosophy venues. In this paper, I will examine several versions of the criticism that such endeavors are frivolous entertainment. I will argue that, though most of these criticisms do not stand up to scrutiny, they nevertheless express a legitimate worry about the intercourse of philosophy and entertainment. This, I contend, is a criticism the ‘philosophy and popular culture’ genre must live with—and one that cannot easily be dismissed.

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Wisnewski, J. J. (2020). The Misgivings of a Pop Culture Enthusiast: On the intersection of philosophy and entertainment. Humanities Bulletin, 3(1), 30-42. Retrieved from http://journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/HB/article/view/1539
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