The Pop Culture Philosopher

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Mind the Rap

The free Amazon music samplers are one of the great hidden treasures of the internet.  There, buried deep on their digital downloads page is a link to literally hundreds of full length discs, absolutely...

from The New Yorker
from The New Yorker

New Yorker Caption Contest

I finally got a caption accepted into the New Yorker Caption Contest.  Time to add “published in the New Yorker” to my resume! Vote here, but only if you like my caption the best!

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Kierkegaard’s Narrative

"Kierkegaard's Narrative" is an existential humanist plot outline named after the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. In general, it runs as follows: An aimless young man drifts through life, obsessed with aesthetics, and seeking sexual fulfillment with a series of women, yet never making substantive choices or real commitments. The climax of the story is the protagonist's decision to commit to a single woman, and to enter into marriage.

The raw source material for this plotline is found in Kierkegaard's books "Either/Or," "Fear and Trembling," and "Repetition," in which he takes on the persona of various first-person narrators, and describes their experiences.

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Jedi Philosophy

For many people, the main appeal of George Lucas’ “Star Wars” movies is the “Jedi Way,” the philosophy/religion that guides the mystical Jedi knights. But where does this philosophy come from, and does it hold up under scrutiny?