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The Simpsons and Philosophy : The D'Oh! of Homer
by William Irwin and Mark T. Conard and Aeon J. Skoble


Overview - A group of philosophers examines "The Simpsons"--beyond the jokes, the crudeness, and the attacks on society--as a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. They begin with an examination of the Simpson family, examine the ethics and themes of the show, and conclude with discussions of how the series reflects the work of Aristotle, Marx, Sartre, and other thinkers.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A group of philosophers examines "The Simpsons"--beyond the jokes, the crudeness, and the attacks on society--as a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. They begin with an examination of the Simpson family, examine the ethics and themes of the show, and conclude with discussions of how the series reflects the work of Aristotle, Marx, Sartre, and other thinkers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812694338
  • ISBN-10: 0812694333
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: April 2001
  • Page Count: 303
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 6.12 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.98 pounds

Series: Popular Culture & Philosophy #1

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