William Irwin


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William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and is best known for originating the "philosophy and popular culture" book genre with Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (1999) and The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer (2001). ...more

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“justice hath no meaning lest it be tempered with mercy.”26”
William Irwin, Superheroes: The Best of Philosophy and Pop Culture

“The computer-simulated dreamworld of the Matrix trilogy is a technological version of Descartes’s evil demon. In essence it represents the idea of a mind (the Architect) more powerful than our own that is intent on deceiving us whenever, and however, it sees fit.”
William Irwin, Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House

“Usually we think a person is obligated to do something that would benefit many people, but what if that “something” is committing murder? Which is more important, doing good—or not doing wrong?”
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