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Welcome to Philosophy Smackdown, where pro wrestling and philosophy collide!

This is the companion website for the book Philosophy Smackdown, by Douglas Edwards (Polity Press, 2020), which takes a philosophical look at pro wrestling!

The book is OUT NOW! You can buy or preorder from Wiley, Amazon, or of course your favorite local bookseller. Paperback is £12.99/$16.95, with hardback and ebook versions also available.

Here you can find info about the book and the author, along with Doug’s other philosophy books.

Also check out the blog, which will have continued discussions of philosophical issues in current pro wrestling shows.

You can view Polity’s page for the book here.

Doug’s philosophy-specific website can be found here.