Authors@Google: Heroes & Philosophy


This talk was given at Google in Mountain View, CA on August 28.

Is that really what I look like and sound like? Well, anyways — some of the things that I discuss are: what is it specifically that makes “Heroes” philosophically interesting? What can we learn from a book about “Heroes” and philosophy? How does a show about heroes and villains give us a chance to reflect on questions of good and evil, right and wrong?

In my chapter on Nietzsche, time, and meaning I explore the ways in which specific examples from the show prompt us to examine our relation to time from both a philosophical standpoint and also what this means to us in our everyday lives as living, thinking beings.

I’m only about 708,000 views behind Ron Paul’s YouTube video, so feel free to rate it if you like it!!

For those that are interested, here’s a link to the video on YouTube. Authors@Google is one of my favorite things in the entire world – check out the rest of this wonderful video series. It’s one of the things that makes Google so cool.

Here’s a link to the actual book:  Heroes and Philosophy: Buy the Book. Save the World


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