Pokémon is one of the most amazing pop culture phenomena of our epoch, with deep metaphysical roots and profound philosophical implications. Pokémon and Philosophy celebrates this cultural icon while helping its readers unpack the hidden secrets of this pop culture phenomena. In this collection of essays, modern-day philosophers examine and dissect the video game extravaganza. They explore its creators’ original intent to entertain audiences, as well as examine the expansion of the Pokémon empire and its various wide-reaching effects on Western popular culture. Using a collection of diverse backgrounds, cutting-edge arguments and convictions, Pokémon and Philosophy encourages its readers to stay curious and to explore the world of Pokémon a little further in our attempt to philosophically ‘catch ‘em all’!
This is the latest edition (#6) in our series, Pop Culture and Philosophy.
Nicolas Michaud has edited Batman, Superman, and Philosophy: Badass or Boyscout (2016), Discworld and Philosophy: Reality Is Not What It Seems (2016), and Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth (2013). He co-edited, with Jennifer Watkins, Iron Man vs. Captain America and Philosophy: Give Me Liberty or Keep Me Safe (2018). Nicolas also spoke at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.