Check out my conversation with Jamie Hemmings of Slam Wrestling on Philosophy Smackdown, philosophy, and pro wrestling! You can find it here.
The Philosophy of Pro Wrestling on Seize the Moment Podcast
On Sunday I had a great chat with Alen and Leon of Seize the Moment Podcast about philosophy, pro wrestling, and my book Philosophy Smackdown. We had a great time talking reality, identity, and other philosophical issues in wrestling, and enjoyed re-living some of our favorite moments from wrestling history. Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVOZkFEl_FQ
My New Psyche Article on Pro Wrestling, Philosophy, and Truth
https://nu.psyche.co/images/894951ea-633b-46f8-b2d6-96d441687a44/2700x1530.jpg My new article for Psyche on pro wrestling, philosophy, and the quest for truth is now online! Many thanks to Nigel Warburton for editing it, I really enjoyed writing this. As a fun aside, I happened to be at the show the lead photo for the article is from, which was the NJPW/ROH G1 …
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US Release and Interview
Philosophy Smackdown is now available to buy in the US! You can buy it here for $16.95 paperback, with hardback and ebook versions also available. I was also interviewed recently for Meaningoflife.tv by fellow philosopher and pro wrestling fan Rob Gressis. This was a lot of fun, and you can check out our video discussion …
My Article ‘I Think, Therefore I Slam’ in The Philosophers’ Magazine
The current issue of The Philosophers' Magazine includes my article 'I Think, Therefore I Slam', on themes from Philosophy Smackdown, particularly the relationship between pro wrestling and philosophy, and the 'gimmicks' of pro wrestlers and philosophers. You can find the magazine here.
Another Philosophy Smackdown Review
Great review from prominent philosopher Nigel Warburton in the May 16th edition of The Spectator: https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/from-the-wrestling-ring-to-plato-s-cave-in-one-easy-throw
Philosophy Smackdown Pics and First Review!
Philosophy Smackdown will be out soon! Below are some pics of the book itself, taken of the advance copy I received in the mail. The book also has its first review, from John Lister of Pro Wrestling Books!
The Metaphysics of Truth Wins APA Sanders Book Prize
I meant to post about this while ago, but since the coronavirus pandemic hit and the schools closed, it's been very difficult to find a moment to do anything really. Anyway, not so much a wrestling post, but a brief word about another book of mine, The Metaphysics of Truth (Oxford University Press, 2018), which …
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AEW Revolution, Aristotle, and the Value of Friendship
This last weekend I was lucky enough to attend AEW Revolution in Chicago, which was my first AEW live show. I was planning to be in town already to attend the American Philosophical Association Central Division conference to collect an award for my book The Metaphysics of Truth (more on that in another post soon!), …
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Turns out I was a bit too optimistic in October about getting back to posting soon! I'm on parental leave this semester, which is amazing, but does mean I have little time for writing regularly at the moment. I have some things I want to put up soon when time allows, and will hopefully get …