P3: Philosophy, Psychology, and Pop Culture

nerc46-presbannerWednesday, Danforth, 1:00–2:00

P3: Philosophy, Psychology, and Pop Culture

James Rourke, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT



What can the Walking Dead teach us about human nature? Is King Arthur a natural rights philosopher? Is Batman’s use of violence acceptable? This presentation explores the intercession of philosophic theories and pop culture and explains how teachers can encourage their students to think philosophically about their favorite shows.

Target Audience: Middle School, High School, College/University

Strand Identification: Civics/Government, Multidisciplinary