The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer

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Open Court, 01‏/02‏/2001 - 256 من الصفحات
This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society — and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. The writers begin with an examination of the characters. Does Homer actually display Aristotle’s virtues of character? In what way does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The book also examines the ethics and themes of the show, and concludes with discussions of how the series reflects the work of Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and other thinkers.
 

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

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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

المحتويات

Epigraph
Homer and Aristotle
Lisa and American Antiintellectualism
Sounds of Silence East and West
Marges Moral Motivation
On Nietzsche and the Virtues of Being
Worst Essay Ever
The Simpsons Meets the Crime Film
Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family
Springfield Hypocrisy
Mr Burns Satan
Ned Flanders and Neighborly
The Heuristic Value of Homer
A Karl not Groucho Marxist in Springfield
Roland Barthes Watches
What Bart Calls Thinking

The Simpsons HyperIrony and the Meaning of Life
Simpsonian Sexual Politcs
A Kantian Perspective

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حول المؤلف (2001)

William Irwin lives in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Mark T. Conard lives in Philadelphia. Aeon J. Skoble lives in Newburgh, NY.

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