Pro wrestling has a unique place in popular culture. Part sport and part theater, the impressive antics of its larger-than-life characters have captured the imaginations of generations of fans, and prompted endless speculation about behind-the-scenes machinations.
Philosopher and wrestling fan Douglas Edwards takes both philosophy and pro wrestling to parts unknown. With humor and insight, he shows that pro wrestling is fertile ground for reflection on fundamental human issues, such as reality, freedom, identity, morality, justice, and meaning. He explores these through pivotal events in pro wrestling, from the eighties’ heyday of Hulkamania to the recent emergence of AEW.
This book will delight fans of philosophy and pro wrestling alike. So ask yourself: Whatcha gonna do when <i>Philosophy Smackdown</i> runs wild on you?