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David Kyle Johnson Ph.D.


David Kyle Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at King’s College (PA) and also produces lectures series for The Teaching Company's "The Great Courses." His "great courses" include Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy (2018), The Big Questions of Philosophy (2016) and Exploring Metaphysics (2014). Kyle also publishes prolifically on the intersection of philosophy and popular culture. He’s edited four books on the topic (Black Mirror and Philosophy (forthcoming), Inception and Philosophy (2011), Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture (2010), and Heroes and Philosophy (2009), and written over 20 articles (on Star Trek, Doctor Who, South Park, Tolkien, Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, Family Guy, The Office, and Battlestar Galactica just to name a few). He is also the author of The Myths that Stole Christmas and has an authors@google talk on Inception with over half-a-million views on Youtube. Academically he specializes in logic (both formal and scientific), metaphysics, and philosophy of religion, and has articles in journals such as Religious Studies, Sophia, Philo, Think and Science, Religion and Culture. Most of his articles are available (for free) on

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