The newest book in Bill Irwin’s The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, Family Guy and Philosophy just came out (the link is to my Amazon Store that helps in a very minor way to pay for this blog’s expenses). Too bad Amazon does not have the image for this book yet. It is partly thanks to this book that a wider audience gets exposed to philosophy at all. Philosophy as a discipline has gotten (perhaps even promoted?) the reputation that it writes for and speaks to only itself. While this is far from its roots in the Greeks, much of the philosophy in the English-speaking world has become more and more focused upon issues that do not have an immediate relevancy for ordinary people. Am I the only one who notices this and thinks that perhaps many in academia may be missing something here?