Church of Satan Sigil of Baphomet


“In The Devil and Philosophy, 34 philosophers explore questions about one of the most recognizable and influential characters (villains?) of all time. From Roman Polanski’s The Ninth Gate to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion to Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Darth Vader to Al Pacino’s iconic performance in The Devil’s Advocate, this book demonstrates that a little devil goes a long way. From humorous appearances, as in Kevin Smith’s film Dogma and Chuck Palahniuk’s novelsDamned and Doomed, to more villainous appearances, such as Gabriel Byrne’s cold outing as Satan in End of DaysThe Devil in Philosophy proves that the Devil comes in many forms.”

The concluding section is an exchange between Magus Gilmore and two academics concerning defining Satanism and Epicurean aspects of Dr. LaVey’s writing. Editor Robert Arp provides intriguing opening and closing thoughts to the entire volume. There’s much fun as well as some deeper thinking to be found herein.