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PHI 052 A-Z - (HP) Philosophy and Popular Culture

Semester Hours: 3-4 s.h.


Most films, books, TV shows, and theatre, as well as products, in popular culture, provoke thought about philosophical issues (for example “Breaking Bad” and ethics; “Robocop” and personal identity; the iPod and philosophy of technology; “Game of Thrones” and political theory). This course is typically grounded in a single work (understanding ‘work’ to mean a series, or multiple volumes or sequels) of popular culture, and pursues a set of philosophical questions that are developed in that work. Readings will be drawn from recent philosophical work on the questions. Students will be expected to have or to develop their own familiarity with popular cultural work. 

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
No previous study of philosophy is presupposed or required. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

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