Thomas S. Hibbs

Thomas S. Hibbs is the dean of the honors college and distinguished professor of philosophy at Baylor University.

Thomas S. Hibbs is the dean of the honors college and distinguished professor of philosophy at Baylor University.

Hibbs studied at the University of Dallas and the University of Notre Dame. For 13 years he taught at Boston College, where he was full professor and department chair in philosophy. At Baylor, Hibbs has taught medieval philosophy, contemporary ethics, and interdisciplinary courses.

Hibbs has written many reviews that explore the issues of philosophy in popular culture and the inherently anti-popular nature of much high-brow culture. Many of his reviews have been published in National Review and the Dallas Morning News.

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A Wonderful Life

At one point during Terry Teachout’s play Satchmo at the Waldorf, the character of Louis Armstrong, performed by the accomplished stage and screen actor John Douglas Thompson, talks about his ...
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The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan’s final entry in his trilogy of Batman movies, The Dark Knight Rises, contains less humor, fewer moments of awe-inspiring action, and a much less captivating villain than either ...
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Oscar Surprises

What an unusual list of Oscar nominees for Best Picture — sentimental and populist. Among the nominated films, there are no movies making big social or political statements, nor are ...
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Memento Harry

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers. There has never been anything quite like J. K Rowling’s Harry Potter, the hero of a hugely popular series of seven books followed by a ...
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Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen’s new film, Midnight in Paris, is a marked improvement over recent failures such as Whatever Works and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, in which Allen indulged ...
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The Sci-Fi as Rom-Com

The new film The Adjustment Bureau, written and directed by George Nolfi, features Matt Damon as David Norris, a politician whose chance encounter with Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt) complicates not ...
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Avatar on Earth Day

James Cameron’s record-shattering film Avatar is being released on DVD today. Today is not a Tuesday, the day DVDs normally hit the stores, but a Thursday, to coincide with the ...