Joseph Foy, Assistant Professor of Political Science, joined Dean Kowalski and Lisa Hager, respectively from the Philosophy and English departments of UW-Waukesha, for "Flipping Philosophically through the Whedonverse: The Politics and Philosophy of Joss Whedon." Foy describes the program, held today, Monday, Feb. 20, in Molinaro D107, as an interdisciplinary look into the works of popular culture icon Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Firefly," Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and more. Kowalski is the co-editor of the newly released "The Philosophy of Joss Whedon" (University Press of Kentucky). He, Foy, and Hager contributed chapters to the collection. Foy wrote the chapter "The State of Nature and Social Contracts on Spaceship Serenity" and he and Kowalski co-authored "Seeking Authenticity in the Whedonverse." Kowalski also wrote "Plato, Aristotle, and Joss on Being Horrible" and Hager penned "Aiming to Misbehave at the Boundary between the Human and the Machine: The Queer Steampunk of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity." The panelists discussed how the works of Whedon offer insightful reflections on ethics, individuality, and social justice in contemporary America. Check the Tuesday, Feb. 21, Ranger Today for an article on their talk.