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Beginning with The Simpsons and ending with The Da Vinci Code, the entertaining sections in this book uncover profound philosophical and religious ideas in pop culture. Each work covered contains a challenge to both standard religious orthodoxy and secular science. In The Simpsons Movie, although Homer must be dragged off his couch to church, he experiences a spiritual epiphany with an Inuit shaman woman. In the film of The Da Vinci Code, Robert Langdon proposes that the human is the divine.” The author makes a striking case here for pop culture as a hotbed of alternative thinking.
James Lawler is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo. He is the author of The Existentialist Marxism of Jean-Paul Sartre (1976) and Matter and Spirit: The Battle of Metaphysics in Modern Western Philosophy before Kant (2006).
Table of Contents
|Between Duty and Desire: Morality in The Simpsons||p. 1|
|From Illusion to Reality: The Matrix of the Good Society||p. 26|
|The Multidimensional Universe of Buffy the Vampire Slayer||p. 60|
|Blinding the Eyes of Justice: Woody Allen's Tale of Crime and Punishment||p. 87|
|Realizing the Highest Good: The Power of Love in the Matrix Trilogy||p. 117|
|Dialectics of the Force in Star Wars||p. 141|
|Turning to the Dark Side: The Problem of Evil in Plato, Kant, Hegel, and Darth Vader||p. 162|
|Faith with Reason: Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ||p. 190|
|The Real Secret of The Da Vinci Code||p. 216|
|The Platonic Wisdom of the Gospel of Mary Magdalene||p. 258|
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