I have an essay on Doctor Strange over at Wiley-Blackwell’s . . . And Philosophy blog (I’ll also be contributing a chapter to their forthcoming book, Doctor Strange And Philosophy):

“All of this is interesting because it seems to allow us to have our proverbial cake and eat it, too. We can take comfort in the knowledge that science forms the foundation of the MCU, and we can also embrace the spiritual and philosophical ideas in Doctor Strange and AoS.

On the other hand, Whedon’s insistence that the MCU’s magic is really ‘science’ and his appeal to multiverse theory to explain away the supernatural don’t really stand up to scrutiny.”

Read the rest here.