In its Young Philosophers series, Gutenberg College opens its (virtual) doors to high-school-age participants for thoughtful online discussion of important ideas. In 2022-23, we will examine some prominent examples of pop culture and discuss their artistry, ideas, and significance. What messages is pop culture sending, and how is it sending them? What do we think about the ideas we find embedded in pop culture, and are we even aware that those ideas are there? What distinguishes a profound artistic creation from mere escapism?

Go here to learn more about this year’s Young Philosophers.