Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the simpsons and philosophy. Skoble this unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major western philosophers examines the simpsons. The d oh of homer is compilation of simpsonian essays written by working philosophers as far as i can tell, working philosopher is an oxymoron on various subjects. Skoble overview a group of philosophers examines the simpsons beyond the jokes, the crudeness, and the attacks on societyas a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. Noting that groening studied philosophy in college, they hasten to add that this is not an attempt to explore meanings intended by groening and the shows artists and writers. A crash course in brain surgery the blackwell philosophy and pop culture series series by william irwin. Features a great collection of topics from homer and aristotle. The gospel according to the simpsons by mark pinsky excellent discussions of religion and the simpsons. An essay called homer and aristotle would appear to be a treatise on two ancient greek thinkers.
The simpsons and philosophy by william irwin, 9780812694338, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the simpsons and philosophy. This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major western philosophers examines the simpsons. This impressive volume sets forth a new way of looking at this all around funny show. The simpsons and philosophy ebook by william irwin. The simpsons and philosophy by william irwin overdrive.
A book about everything and nothing in 1999 and the simpsons and philosophy. William irwin cleverly pieces together a collection of articles showing the similarities between the sitcom seinfeld and philosophy. The simpsons and philosophy is an expansive, comprehensive collection of generally highly accessible essays written by philosophy professors trying to use their love and knowledge of the simpsons to introduce the shows viewers to some of the basic elements of philosophical inquiry. William irwin born 1970 is professor of philosophy at kings college in wilkesbarre, pennsylvania and is best known for originating the philosophy and popular culture book genre with seinfeld and philosophy. This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major western philosophers examines the simpsons tvs favorite animated family. The simpsons and philosophy by william irwin overdrive rakuten. Seinfeld and philosophy in his recent book, seinfeld and philosophy, dr. Review of seinfeld and philosophy and the simpsons and.
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From the editor of and contributors to the widelypraised seinfeld and philosophy, the simpsons and philosophy is an insightful and humorous look at the philosophical tenets of americas favorite animated family that will delight simpsons fans and philosophy aficionados alike. No less an authority than homer simpson himself has declared. Skoble, each of whom also wrote one of the eighteen essays in the book. In irwins earlier anthology, seinfeld and philosophy. This book includes contributions from 18 philosophy academics. The purpose of the course is to offer students an introductory look into philosophy, provided in a uniquely fun and engaging way through the simpsons. The simpsons and philosophy course at the university of california, berkeley was founded in 2003, and since then has been offered to thousands of students over the years. The germ of shores brainstorm came in 2001, after he thumbed through a thick paperback at the bookstore called the simpsons and philosophy. This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to t. Animated philosophy and religion, taught by kimberly blessing and anthony sciglitano, is already proving popular with students. The writers begin with an examination of the characters. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. So irwin decided to put together a second volume, this one on the simpsons, and he asked two of the contributors to the seinfeld book, mark conard and aeon skoble, to coedit the work.730 1525 945 1236 1118 1436 1114 957 282 519 470 750 1082 150 1535 426 614 1284 1420 1153 28 426 1321 332 725 1121 483 241 1138 843 798 974 451 1338 349 861 1493 145 164