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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Perpetual Motion

Pascal once observed that, in the absence of a framing purpose for human life, the best life was one with access to a host of diversions. Moving its denizens from ...
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Just Bite Her Already

If Elvis and Christopher Walken had a son, he would look like Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), the dreamy-eyed vampire in Chris Weitz’s film The Twilight Saga: New Moon. The much-anticipated ...
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Held by the Past

‘So, who are you supposed to be?” a man asks Don Draper on Halloween night as he and his wife, Betty, take their children trick-or-treating. That of course is the ...
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Inflated Hopes

Director Cedric Klapisch’s new film, Paris, begins with young girls looking out over the City of Light and asking their mother, “Where is the universe?” She responds, “Everywhere.” But for ...
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Fame Fizzles

In an early scene in Fame, director Kevin Tancharoen’s remake of the Oscar-winning film from 1980, students who have made the cut for entrance into the highly selective New York ...
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Who Is Don Draper?

‘I keep going different places, and always winding up where I’ve already been.” That is a comment by Don Draper (Jon Hamm), the main character of the critically acclaimed AMC series ...
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Half Bad

Midway through the new Judd Apatow film, Funny People, Eminem in a cameo appearance admonishes a leukemia-suffering George Simmons (Adam Sandler): Your best move would simply be to die. Apatow ...
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When Art Matters

An exhibit now on display in the new home of the Jewish Contemporary Museum in San Francisco focuses on the little-known and short-lived period just after the Russian Revolution during ...