The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'Oh! Of Homer

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 24‏/08‏/2010 - 504 من الصفحات
The Simpsons is one of the most literary and intelligent comedies on television today - fertile ground for questions such as: Does Nietzsche justify Bart's bad behavior? Is hypocrisy always unethical? What is Lisa's conception of the Good? From the editor of and contributors to the widely-praised Seinfeld and Philosophy, The Simpsons and Philosophy is an insightful and humorous look at the philosophical tenets of America's favorite animated family that will delight Simpsons fans and philosophy aficionados alike. Twenty-one philosophers and academics discuss and debate the absurd, hyper-ironic, strangely familiar world that is Springfield, the town without a state. n exploring the thought of key philosophers including Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, Heidegger, and Kant through episode plots and the characters' antics, the contributors tackle issues like irony and the meaning of life, American anti-intellectualism, and existential rebellion. The volume also includes an episode guide and a chronology of philosophers which lists the names and dates of the major thinkers in the history of philosophy, accompanied by a representative quote from each. Contributors: David L.G. Arnold, Daniel Barwick, Eric Bronson, Paul A. Cantor, Mark T. Conard, Gerald J. Erion, Raja Halwani, Jason Holt, William Irwin, Kelley Dean Jolley, Deborah Knight, James Lawler, J.R. Lombardo, Carl Matheson, Jennifer L. McMahon, Aeon J. Skoble, Dale E. and James J. Snow, David Vessey, James J. Wallace, and Joseph A. Zeccardi ''Each essay provides a hilarious but incisive springboard to some aspect of philosophy. ''
 

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معاينة المستخدمين  - cpg - LibraryThing

Disappointing I was not terribly impressed by this book. The problem is not that I'm not a fan of "The Simpsons"; I watch that show in reruns just about every day. The problem is not that I don't find ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - PastorBob - LibraryThing

Oh don't be pretentious . . . it's fun! It's also all good. The ability to relate thought and thinking not only to the issues of today, but to the contemporary inculturated expressions of that thought ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Homer and Aristotle
3
Lisa and American Antiintellectualism
30
Why Maggie Matters Sounds of Silence East and West
49
Marges Moral Motivation
66
Thus Spake Bart On Nietzsche and the Virtues of Being
86
The Simpsons and Allusion Worst Essay Ever
119
Popular Parody The Simpsons Meets the Crime Film
138
The Simpsons HyperIrony and the Meaning of Life
162
Springfield Hypocrisy
275
Enjoying the Socalled Iced Cream Mr Burns Satan
295
Heydiddilyho Neighboreenos Ned Flanders
312
The Function of Fiction The Heuristic Value of Homer
332
A Karl not Groucho Marxist in Springfield
365
And the Rest Writes Itself Roland Barthes Watches
392
What Bart Calls Thinking
419
Episode Titles
443

Simpsonian Sexual Politics
191
The Moral World of the Simpson Family A Kantian
223
The Simpsons Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family
244
Based on Ideas By
456
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Gregory Bassham is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at King's College (Pa.). He is the author or editor of seven books, including The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (2003), The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy (Wiley, 2010), and The Hobbit and Philosophy (forthcoming 2012). William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College, author of eleven books, and Series Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series. Henry Nardone is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at King's College. His publications include scholarly articles on critical thinking and aesthetics. James M. Wallace, Professor of English at King's College, is the author or co-author of two books, including Critical Thinking (4th ed., 2011).

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