The lead article in this issue treats credulity as the central element of a general definition of religion. The second article offers a non-feminist literary analysis of the Genesis story of Lot’s daughters. The third article argues that philosophy needs to make use of real world examples, that shown through a critique of David Lewis’ epistemology. The last article, by David Zucker, is a take on Philip Roth’s Everyman that shows Roth to be interested in other issues than sex.
The purpose of this e-journal is to use in tandem the techniques of literary criticism and social structural analysis to illuminate American politics and the various institutions in American society and sometimes matters more global, like religion or war, by turning an eye on the events and objects and performances that are considered art and entertainment, those defined broadly enough to include whatever is covered in newspapers and other media. Another concern is to pick up the texture of social life, both in the United States and in general, through the analysis of those events, objects and performances that are to be found in everyday life.