Robert Arp, PhD
Books (also see the Philosophy & Pop Culture tab for more books)
- 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think, 2nd Edition, Simon & Schuster.
- Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well, 3rd Edition, Bloomsbury, with Jamie Watson and Skyler King.
"This book has taken up 100 major ideas in the history of philosophy, and made them stand out for easy consumption. I found this book more useful than most surveys of philosophy. The author has a good grasp of the basic ideas of these important thinkers, and presents them succinctly."
"McCraw and Arp give an excellent introduction to the topic... The Introduction gives a good historic overview of views on demons and lays out some well-known phenomena connected to demons in more detail..."
- Revisiting Aquinas’ Proofs for the Existence of God, Philosophy of Religion Series, Brill Publishers ("Over Three Centuries of Scholarly Publishing"), 2016.
- The Problem of Evil: New Philosophical Directions, Rowman & Littlefield, with Ben McCraw, 2016.
- 1001 Quotations To Enlighten, Entertain, and Inspire, Simon & Schuster, 2016. Available here. See a Blog entry from Glenn Branch (02/24/2017) here.
- Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well, with Jamie Watson, 2nd Edition, Bloomsbury Press, 2015. Available here.
- The Concept of Hell, Palgrave Macmillan, with Ben McCraw, 2015.
"Arranged chronologically, the entries in 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think start with the human control of fire 3,000 years ago and end with the discovery in 2012 that so-called junk DNA is a critical part of the human genome. Editor Robert Arp has produced a reference guide that’s fun to browse. Among his favorite ideas is Godwin’s Law, which states that if an online discussion continues long enough, someone will inevitably make a comparison to Adolf Hitler or the Nazis..."
- Philosophy DeMYSTiFieD, McGraw-Hill Publishers, with Jamie Watson, 2011. Available here.
- Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well, Bloomsbury Press, 2011. Available here.
Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving, MIT Press, 2008. Available here.2018
Philosophy Hacks: 100 Clever Ways to Help You Understand and Remember the Most Important Theories, Oxford, 2018. Available here.
Philosophy and Pop Culture Contributions (as Editor)
- South Park and Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006. Available here. Wikipedia site here.
- The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy, W-B, with Kevin Decker, 2013. Here.
- Batman and Philosophy, W-B, with Mark White, 2008. Here.
- The Philosophy of Ang Lee, UPK, with McRae and Adam Barkman, 2013. Here.
- The Philosophy of J.J. Abrams, UPK, with Patricia Brace, 2014. Here.
- Breaking Bad and Philosophy, Open Court, with David Koepsell, 2013. Here.
- Tattoos and Philosophy: I Ink, Therefore I Am, W-B, 2013. Here.
- Psych and Philosophy, OC, 2013. Here.
- The Good Wife and Philosophy, OC, with Kim Baltzer-Jaray, 2013. Here.
- The Devil and Philosophy, OC, 2014. Here.
- Homeland and Philosophy, OC, 2014. Here.
- Justified and Philosophy, OC, 2014. Here.
- It’s Always Sunny and Philosophy, OC, with Roger Hunt. 2015. Here.
- Downton Abbey and Philosophy, OC, with Adam Barkman, 2015. Here.
- Game of Thrones and Philosophy, OC, with Eric Silverman, 2016. Here.
- The X-Files and Philosophy: THE TRUTH IS IN HERE, OC, 2017. Here.
- Hamilton and Philosophy, OC, with Aaron Rabinowitz, 2017. Here.
- The Americans and Philosophy, OC, with Kevin Guilfoy, 2017. Here.
- Philosophy & Breaking Bad, Palgrave Macmillan, w/ Decker/Koepsell, 2017.
- Scott Adams and Philosophy, OC, with Dan Yim and Galen Foresman, 2018. Here.
- - A review from HubPages is found here.
- WikiLeaking: The Ethics of Secrecy and Exposure, OC, with Christian Cotton, 2019. Here.
- Avengers Infinity Saga and Philosophy, OC, with Heather Rivera, 2020. Here.
- Perry Mason and Philosophy, OC, with Heather Rivera, in preparation.