Since 1968's Night of the Living Dead, zombie culture has continued to limp and claw its way into the center of popular culture. Zombies and Vampires now thrive in TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games, and movies. Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy will do for Socrates and Descartes what Pride and Prejudice and Zombies has done for Jane Austen. Philosophers will sink their teeth into the ideas and concepts that drive our fascination and unquenchable thirst for Zombiedom: Why do vampires and vegetarians share a similar worldview? Why is understanding zombies the key to health care reform? What does `healthy in mind and body' mean for the undead? Those waiting for answers should be sanguine about this book!
Richard Greene is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Weber State University. He is co-editor of Popular Culture and Philosophy volumes on the undead and The Sopranos. K. Silem Mohammad is Assistant Professor English and Writing at Southern Oregon University and co-editor of The Undead and Philosophy.