The Simpsons and Philosophy

The Simpsons and Philosophy The D'oh! of Homer Paperback Feb 28 2001

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A light-hearted introduction to philosophy through the antics of the Simpsons, television's animated family. These essays on the silly, absurd, hyper-ironic and strangely philosophical world that is Springfield - the town without a state - explore philosophy and the major philosophers of Western thought: is Bart a pragmatist? Why is Mr Burn's quest for happiness continually frustrated? The contributors discuss the thought of key philosophers including Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, Heidegger and Kant, and 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 gives the names and dates of the major thinkers in the history of philosophy, accompanied by a representative quote from each.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publication date
Feb 28 2001
Language
English
Pages
256
ISBN-13
9780812694338
ISBN-10
0812694333
Weight
426g
Dimensions
153.0mm x 229.0mm

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