Can you do philosophy with comics? “Yeah, sure, easy.” But why do it?
That’s the subject of this week’s guest post by Pete Mandik, professor of philosophy at William Paterson University. Regular readers of Daily Nous will know Mandik not just for his work in philosophy of mind but as the creator, author, and artist of Mind Chunks, one of the comics that have regularly appeared here since 2015.
Professor Mandik is writing and illustrating a philosophy graphic novel series for Hackett Publishing called Philosophy Comix, the first three volumes of which will be on philosophy of mind, ethics, and critical thinking, respectively, with more to follow.
This is the ninth in a series of weekly guest posts by different authors at Daily Nous this summer.
Philosophy Through Comics
by Pete Mandik
Discussion welcome. And yes, your comment can be in the form of a comic (click the picture icon in the bottom right of the comment box to add it). Feel free to share examples of philosophical questions and issues taken up in comics, comic books, graphic novels, etc.
Some of Pete Mandik’s art, including poster-sized versions of favorites such as “Philosophy Department Office Map“, “The Philosophy Basement“, and “Descartes’ Meditations Video Game Walkthrough“, is available to purchase here.