Football and Philosophy: Going Deep (Philosophy Of Popular Culture)

By Michael W. Austin

During the last 40 years, soccer has exceeded baseball as America's favourite video game. the sport has develop into an establishment of our nationwide tradition: the great Bowl is thought of as an unofficial nationwide vacation, and our annual Thanksgiving Day celebrations will be incomplete with no it. the game brings in mammoth quantities of profit to schools and either private and non-private universities as spectators take pleasure in a different and celebratory social scene. specialist soccer groups around the nation domesticate and foster a feeling of group in city parts. definitely a video game this influential, with its hallowed traditions, precious festivities, and obviously outlined cultural presence, resonates a long way past leisure value. soccer and Philosophy: Going Deep, edited through Michael W. Austin, unearths how a game by means of thousands displays our deeper values, ideals, and priorities. Austin and different contributing writers convey special views to this thought-provoking choice of essays. Divided into "four quarters" of reflective writing, the booklet covers many themes usually debated by means of soccer enthusiasts. Sharon Ryan asks "What's So undesirable approximately functionality improving Drugs?", whereas the book's editor argues for a playoff process in university soccer. Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh ponders no matter if the wage cap makes the NFL a fairer league, and Joshua Smith deals his personal evaluation of the moment replay. soccer and Philosophy additionally forays into a while venerated matters because it considers the philosophy of successful in mild of the NFL's such a lot mythical trainer, Vince Lombardi, and contemplates the ideas of sportsmanship, advantage, friendship, and failure. whereas the e-book is unafraid to take on critical issues, concerning ethics, faith, and the character of fact itself, the gathering is designed to be available for any reader and was once written, at first, for enthusiasts of the sport. As Austin notes, soccer enthusiasts and philosophers certainly have one caliber in universal: they either like to argue. soccer and Philosophy engages within the debates of either teams, illuminating how the fields are intertwined. So whether or not they love or hate the school bowl method or disagree on no matter if the NFL has an ego challenge, readers of this ebook will unquestionably locate a lot to think of approximately America's favourite online game.

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By Michael W. Austin

During the last 40 years, soccer has exceeded baseball as America's favourite video game. the sport has develop into an establishment of our nationwide tradition: the great Bowl is thought of as an unofficial nationwide vacation, and our annual Thanksgiving Day celebrations will be incomplete with no it. the game brings in mammoth quantities of profit to schools and either private and non-private universities as spectators take pleasure in a different and celebratory social scene. specialist soccer groups around the nation domesticate and foster a feeling of group in city parts. definitely a video game this influential, with its hallowed traditions, precious festivities, and obviously outlined cultural presence, resonates a long way past leisure value. soccer and Philosophy: Going Deep, edited through Michael W. Austin, unearths how a game by means of thousands displays our deeper values, ideals, and priorities. Austin and different contributing writers convey special views to this thought-provoking choice of essays. Divided into "four quarters" of reflective writing, the booklet covers many themes usually debated by means of soccer enthusiasts. Sharon Ryan asks "What's So undesirable approximately functionality improving Drugs?", whereas the book's editor argues for a playoff process in university soccer. Daniel Collins-Cavanaugh ponders no matter if the wage cap makes the NFL a fairer league, and Joshua Smith deals his personal evaluation of the moment replay. soccer and Philosophy additionally forays into a while venerated matters because it considers the philosophy of successful in mild of the NFL's such a lot mythical trainer, Vince Lombardi, and contemplates the ideas of sportsmanship, advantage, friendship, and failure. whereas the e-book is unafraid to take on critical issues, concerning ethics, faith, and the character of fact itself, the gathering is designed to be available for any reader and was once written, at first, for enthusiasts of the sport. As Austin notes, soccer enthusiasts and philosophers certainly have one caliber in universal: they either like to argue. soccer and Philosophy engages within the debates of either teams, illuminating how the fields are intertwined. So whether or not they love or hate the school bowl method or disagree on no matter if the NFL has an ego challenge, readers of this ebook will unquestionably locate a lot to think of approximately America's favourite online game.

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Angels: A History

By David Albert Jones

The booklet of Genesis depicts them as doing unusual things--mating with the daughters of fellows to spawn giants, for instance, and wrestling with Jacob for no obvious cause. In It's a superb Life, Frank Capra spun a story of 1 as a bumbling helper of people; in Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders advised of 1 who wanted to be human. they're angels, in fact, and so they have involved us considering recorded background began.

In Angels, David Albert Jones presents a crisp, broad-ranging survey of angels in theology, philosophy, and pop culture. targeting Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, he examines how angels were imagined and defined, and why they proceed to captivate us. Jones explores the classical discussion--what they're made from, once they got here to be, what percentage there are, and no matter if someone ever did ask what percentage may well dance at the head of a pin. He names the archangels, surveys the several hierarchies, and examines how they've got replaced through the years. Jones explains, for instance, how cherubim grew to become cherubs, and why angels within the Hebrew Bible are usually male, yet in later paintings turned androgynous, or maybe lady by way of the 20 th century. The e-book explores the concept that devil used to be a fallen angel (a trust now not shared via Islam), and appears at demons and exorcism. yet Jones concentrates on strong angels, of their roles as messengers, guardians, or helpers. He appears to be like at why the belief of angels continues to be so beautiful, and so effective in smooth culture--even between nonbelievers.

From scripture to cinema, Jones bargains a sweeping, available creation to this extraordinary phenomenon. even if we think in angels or now not, he argues, the learn in their function in cultures prior and current can train us a lot approximately humanity.

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By David Albert Jones

The booklet of Genesis depicts them as doing unusual things--mating with the daughters of fellows to spawn giants, for instance, and wrestling with Jacob for no obvious cause. In It's a superb Life, Frank Capra spun a story of 1 as a bumbling helper of people; in Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders advised of 1 who wanted to be human. they're angels, in fact, and so they have involved us considering recorded background began.

In Angels, David Albert Jones presents a crisp, broad-ranging survey of angels in theology, philosophy, and pop culture. targeting Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, he examines how angels were imagined and defined, and why they proceed to captivate us. Jones explores the classical discussion--what they're made from, once they got here to be, what percentage there are, and no matter if someone ever did ask what percentage may well dance at the head of a pin. He names the archangels, surveys the several hierarchies, and examines how they've got replaced through the years. Jones explains, for instance, how cherubim grew to become cherubs, and why angels within the Hebrew Bible are usually male, yet in later paintings turned androgynous, or maybe lady by way of the 20 th century. The e-book explores the concept that devil used to be a fallen angel (a trust now not shared via Islam), and appears at demons and exorcism. yet Jones concentrates on strong angels, of their roles as messengers, guardians, or helpers. He appears to be like at why the belief of angels continues to be so beautiful, and so effective in smooth culture--even between nonbelievers.

From scripture to cinema, Jones bargains a sweeping, available creation to this extraordinary phenomenon. even if we think in angels or now not, he argues, the learn in their function in cultures prior and current can train us a lot approximately humanity.

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Johnny Cash and Philosophy: The Burning Ring of Truth (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By John Huss

Interest within the guy in Black has grown given that his dying in 2003, with elevated list revenues, hide video clips via teams like 9 Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his popularity. This e-book honors funds by way of interpreting the numerous philosophical concerns and ideas inside his tune. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a guy simply to watch him die,” philosophers who're fanatics of Johnny money discover the that means and carrying on with significance of his paintings and legacy.

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By John Huss

Interest within the guy in Black has grown given that his dying in 2003, with elevated list revenues, hide video clips via teams like 9 Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his popularity. This e-book honors funds by way of interpreting the numerous philosophical concerns and ideas inside his tune. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a guy simply to watch him die,” philosophers who're fanatics of Johnny money discover the that means and carrying on with significance of his paintings and legacy.

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The New Gods: Psyche and Symbol in Popular Art

Harold Schechter seems to be on the very unlikely stories and photographs of well known art--the area odysseys and extraterrestrial civilizations, the caped crusaders and males of metal, and monsters from the sea floor--and unearths shut connections among spiritual fable and renowned entertainment.

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Harold Schechter seems to be on the very unlikely stories and photographs of well known art--the area odysseys and extraterrestrial civilizations, the caped crusaders and males of metal, and monsters from the sea floor--and unearths shut connections among spiritual fable and renowned entertainment.

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Popular Cinema of the Third Reich

By Sabine Hake

Too usually brushed aside as escapist leisure or vilified as mass manipulation, well known cinema within the 3rd Reich was once actually sustained through well-established well-known conventions, cultural traditions, aesthetic sensibilities, social practices, and a hugely built superstar system—not not like its Hollywood counterpart within the Thirties. This pathfinding research contributes to the continuing reassessment of 3rd Reich cinema by way of analyzing it as a social, cultural, monetary, and political perform that frequently conflicted with, contradicted, and compromised the intentions of the Propaganda Ministry. however, via offering the appearance of a public sphere possibly freed from politics, well known cinema helped to maintain the Nazi regime, specifically throughout the battle years.

Rather than interpreting 3rd Reich cinema via overdetermined different types corresponding to propaganda, ideology, or fascist aesthetics, Sabine Hake concentrates at the constituent components shared by means of most well-liked cinemas: recognized stars, administrators, and studios; motion picture audiences and exhibition practices; well known genres and new developments in set layout; the reception of international movies; the function of movie feedback; and the illustration of ladies. She will pay unique consciousness to the compelled coordination of the in 1933, the altering calls for on cinema throughout the battle years, and many of the methods of coming to phrases with those filmic legacies after the struggle. all through, Hake's findings underscore the continuities between Weimar, 3rd Reich, and post-1945 West German cinema. additionally they emphasize the codevelopment of German and different nationwide cinemas, specially the dominant Hollywood model.

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By Sabine Hake

Too usually brushed aside as escapist leisure or vilified as mass manipulation, well known cinema within the 3rd Reich was once actually sustained through well-established well-known conventions, cultural traditions, aesthetic sensibilities, social practices, and a hugely built superstar system—not not like its Hollywood counterpart within the Thirties. This pathfinding research contributes to the continuing reassessment of 3rd Reich cinema by way of analyzing it as a social, cultural, monetary, and political perform that frequently conflicted with, contradicted, and compromised the intentions of the Propaganda Ministry. however, via offering the appearance of a public sphere possibly freed from politics, well known cinema helped to maintain the Nazi regime, specifically throughout the battle years.

Rather than interpreting 3rd Reich cinema via overdetermined different types corresponding to propaganda, ideology, or fascist aesthetics, Sabine Hake concentrates at the constituent components shared by means of most well-liked cinemas: recognized stars, administrators, and studios; motion picture audiences and exhibition practices; well known genres and new developments in set layout; the reception of international movies; the function of movie feedback; and the illustration of ladies. She will pay unique consciousness to the compelled coordination of the in 1933, the altering calls for on cinema throughout the battle years, and many of the methods of coming to phrases with those filmic legacies after the struggle. all through, Hake's findings underscore the continuities between Weimar, 3rd Reich, and post-1945 West German cinema. additionally they emphasize the codevelopment of German and different nationwide cinemas, specially the dominant Hollywood model.

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Horror Zone: The Cultural Experience of Contemporary Horror Cinema

In his landmark Introduction to the yank Horror Film, Robin wooden famous that horror ""has continuously been essentially the most well known and, even as, the main disreputable of Hollywood genres."" Horror continues to be immensely well known yet its assimilation into our tradition maintains apace. In Horror Zone, prime overseas writers on horror take horror out into the area past cinema displays to discover the interconnections among the flicks and sleek media and leisure industries, economies and creation practices, cultural and political boards, spectators and fanatics. They  severely learn the ways that the horror style features in all its multifarious types, for instance the Friday the thirteenth movies as glossy grand guignol, the connection among the modern horror movie and the subject matter park journey, horror as artwork residence cinema, connections among pornography and the horror movie and where of lighting tricks during this so much good of Hollywood genres.

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In his landmark Introduction to the yank Horror Film, Robin wooden famous that horror ""has continuously been essentially the most well known and, even as, the main disreputable of Hollywood genres."" Horror continues to be immensely well known yet its assimilation into our tradition maintains apace. In Horror Zone, prime overseas writers on horror take horror out into the area past cinema displays to discover the interconnections among the flicks and sleek media and leisure industries, economies and creation practices, cultural and political boards, spectators and fanatics. They  severely learn the ways that the horror style features in all its multifarious types, for instance the Friday the thirteenth movies as glossy grand guignol, the connection among the modern horror movie and the subject matter park journey, horror as artwork residence cinema, connections among pornography and the horror movie and where of lighting tricks during this so much good of Hollywood genres.

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A Philosophy of Boredom

It has been defined as a "tame longing with none specific item" by means of Schopenhauer, "a bestial and indefinable illness" by way of Dostoevsky, and "time's invasion of your global approach" by means of Joseph Brodsky, yet nonetheless only a few folks this present day can clarify accurately what boredom is. A Philosophy of Boredom investigates one of many principal preoccupations of our age because it probes the character of boredom, the way it originated, how and why it afflicts us, and why we won't appear to conquer it by way of any act of will.

Lars Svendsen brings jointly observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology, and pop culture, studying boredom's pre-Romantic manifestations in medieval torpor, philosophical musings on boredom from Pascal to Nietzsche, and sleek explorations into alienation and transgression through twentieth-century artists from Beckett to Warhol. A witty and exciting account of our dullest moments and such a lot maddening days, A Philosophy of Boredom will attract somebody curious to understand what lies underneath the overpowering inertia of inactivity.

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It has been defined as a "tame longing with none specific item" by means of Schopenhauer, "a bestial and indefinable illness" by way of Dostoevsky, and "time's invasion of your global approach" by means of Joseph Brodsky, yet nonetheless only a few folks this present day can clarify accurately what boredom is. A Philosophy of Boredom investigates one of many principal preoccupations of our age because it probes the character of boredom, the way it originated, how and why it afflicts us, and why we won't appear to conquer it by way of any act of will.

Lars Svendsen brings jointly observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology, and pop culture, studying boredom's pre-Romantic manifestations in medieval torpor, philosophical musings on boredom from Pascal to Nietzsche, and sleek explorations into alienation and transgression through twentieth-century artists from Beckett to Warhol. A witty and exciting account of our dullest moments and such a lot maddening days, A Philosophy of Boredom will attract somebody curious to understand what lies underneath the overpowering inertia of inactivity.

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Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine

By E. Paul Zehr

Tony Stark has been fighting undesirable men and keeping blameless civilians for the reason that he first donned his mechanized armor within the 1963 debut of Iron guy in surprise Comics. through the years, Stark’s go well with has allowed him to damage via partitions, fly throughout the air like a human jet, keep watch over a bewildering array of weaponry by means of notion by myself, and practice an uncountable variety of different outstanding feats. the fellow who confirmed us all what it will take to turn into Batman probes no matter if science―and humankind―is as much as the duty of inventing a real-life Iron Man.

E. Paul Zehr bodily deconstructs Iron guy to determine how lets use modern day know-how to create a swimsuit of armor just like the single Stark made. making use of clinical ideas and a very artistic brain to the query, Zehr seems to be at how Iron Man’s go well with permits Stark to develop into a superhero. He discusses the mind-boggling and body-straining feats Iron guy played to defeat villains like red Dynamo, Iron Monger, and Whiplash and the way such acts could play out within the genuine global. Zehr unearths that technology is nearing the purpose the place a go well with like Iron Man’s will be made. yet superherodom is not only approximately know-how. Zehr additionally discusses our personal actual obstacles and asks even if an exceptionally well-conditioned individual might use Iron Man’s armor and do what he does.

A scientifically sound examine brain-machine interfaces and the outer limits the place neuroscience and neural plasticity meet, Inventing Iron Man is a enjoyable comparability among comedian booklet technology fiction and glossy technological know-how. If you’ve ever puzzled even if you might have what it takes to be the last word human-machine hero, then this booklet is for you.

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By E. Paul Zehr

Tony Stark has been fighting undesirable men and keeping blameless civilians for the reason that he first donned his mechanized armor within the 1963 debut of Iron guy in surprise Comics. through the years, Stark’s go well with has allowed him to damage via partitions, fly throughout the air like a human jet, keep watch over a bewildering array of weaponry by means of notion by myself, and practice an uncountable variety of different outstanding feats. the fellow who confirmed us all what it will take to turn into Batman probes no matter if science―and humankind―is as much as the duty of inventing a real-life Iron Man.

E. Paul Zehr bodily deconstructs Iron guy to determine how lets use modern day know-how to create a swimsuit of armor just like the single Stark made. making use of clinical ideas and a very artistic brain to the query, Zehr seems to be at how Iron Man’s go well with permits Stark to develop into a superhero. He discusses the mind-boggling and body-straining feats Iron guy played to defeat villains like red Dynamo, Iron Monger, and Whiplash and the way such acts could play out within the genuine global. Zehr unearths that technology is nearing the purpose the place a go well with like Iron Man’s will be made. yet superherodom is not only approximately know-how. Zehr additionally discusses our personal actual obstacles and asks even if an exceptionally well-conditioned individual might use Iron Man’s armor and do what he does.

A scientifically sound examine brain-machine interfaces and the outer limits the place neuroscience and neural plasticity meet, Inventing Iron Man is a enjoyable comparability among comedian booklet technology fiction and glossy technological know-how. If you’ve ever puzzled even if you might have what it takes to be the last word human-machine hero, then this booklet is for you.

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The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America

By David Hajdu

In the years among the tip of worldwide warfare II and the mid-1950s, the preferred tradition of at the present time used to be invented within the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comedian books. yet no faster had comics emerged than they have been overwhelmed down through mass bonfires, congressional hearings, and a McCarthyish panic over their unmonitored and uncensored content material. Esteemed critic David Hajdu vividly conjures up the increase, fall, and upward push back of comics during this engrossing history.

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By David Hajdu

In the years among the tip of worldwide warfare II and the mid-1950s, the preferred tradition of at the present time used to be invented within the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comedian books. yet no faster had comics emerged than they have been overwhelmed down through mass bonfires, congressional hearings, and a McCarthyish panic over their unmonitored and uncensored content material. Esteemed critic David Hajdu vividly conjures up the increase, fall, and upward push back of comics during this engrossing history.

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Bitch, Issue 61: Food (Winter 2014)

Food
In each Issue

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It
• nutrition from the Cusps: A Q&A with Kay Ulanday Barrett | Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino

The whinge List

On the Record—Kathleen Hanna talks concerning the grrrl she used to be and the girl she is now | Sarah Mirk

On the Counter—The slow-roasted sexism of strong point espresso | Lisa Knisely

On the Table—Did women's lib relatively kill the do-it-yourself meal? | Sarah-Jane Stratford
Features

Craving the Other—One woman's red meat with cultural appropriation. | Soleil Ho

Growing Pains: Why hard work is the genuine meals flow we should always be being attentive. | s.e. smith

Feast Your Eyes—Nine artists encouraged through meals. | Various

Clip Artists—Women, paintings, and severe couponing. | Adrienne Rose Johnson

Redefined Palate—Sistah Vegan Project's Breeze Harper dishes on conscious consuming. | Vera Chang

Eating Out—Real speak with Meaty's Samantha Irby. | J.J. Keith

The Cellophane Ceiling—The gender dynamics of ability and serving on nutrition television. | Kate Forbes

And She Was—The tale of the best lady team you've by no means heard of. | Lindsay Zoladz
The again Page

Adventures in Feministory Comics: Queen Ka'ahumanu Emi Gennis

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Food
In each Issue

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It
• nutrition from the Cusps: A Q&A with Kay Ulanday Barrett | Amelia Ayrelan Iuvino

The whinge List

On the Record—Kathleen Hanna talks concerning the grrrl she used to be and the girl she is now | Sarah Mirk

On the Counter—The slow-roasted sexism of strong point espresso | Lisa Knisely

On the Table—Did women's lib relatively kill the do-it-yourself meal? | Sarah-Jane Stratford
Features

Craving the Other—One woman's red meat with cultural appropriation. | Soleil Ho

Growing Pains: Why hard work is the genuine meals flow we should always be being attentive. | s.e. smith

Feast Your Eyes—Nine artists encouraged through meals. | Various

Clip Artists—Women, paintings, and severe couponing. | Adrienne Rose Johnson

Redefined Palate—Sistah Vegan Project's Breeze Harper dishes on conscious consuming. | Vera Chang

Eating Out—Real speak with Meaty's Samantha Irby. | J.J. Keith

The Cellophane Ceiling—The gender dynamics of ability and serving on nutrition television. | Kate Forbes

And She Was—The tale of the best lady team you've by no means heard of. | Lindsay Zoladz
The again Page

Adventures in Feministory Comics: Queen Ka'ahumanu Emi Gennis

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