Author Archives: Jose Narciso

Understanding The Joker: A Philosophical Diagnosis

*Warning: minor spoilers ahead* Seventy nine years ago, in 1940 to be exact, comic book writers Bill Finger and Bob Kane created what would unforeseeably become the most recognizable villain in superhero fiction: The Joker. Although a vast number of interpretations of The Joker have been adapted by a greater number of creative minds, the […]

The Good Place: The World’s First Philosophical Sitcom

To an unfamiliar mind, philosophy may naturally come across as a daunting field of study for its intellectually challenging ideas and equally convoluted literature. As a result, the discussion of philosophy is often neglected or dismissed amidst conventional conversation for its intellectual inaccessibility. However, it is because NBC subverts this perceived inaccessibility that its latest hit […]