Saturday, July 14, 2007

24 and Philosophy

Good TV shows and movies deal thoughtfully with existential human questions. So does philosophy. Therefore it's not surprising--indeed it's welcome--that a number of books have appeared exploring philosophical questions raised by movies and shows. (You'd be surprised at how much thoughtful philosophical exploration, for example, can come from the book Seinfeld and Philosophy!)

Ever since I started watching the show "24" I thought it'd be a great organizing subject for an ethics or philosophy book. Well, it's coming out this fall: 24 and Philosophy. Christian philosophers Doug Geivett and Tom Morris are among the contributors.

Speaking of Geivett, this fall will also see the publication of a book published by IVP that he co-edited with Taylor University philosopher James Spiegel: Faith, Film and Philosophy: Big Ideas on the Big Screen. There is also an official website connected with the book.