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South Park and Philosophy : Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating
by Richard Hanley


Overview - Trey Parker and Matt Stone’ s long-running Comedy Central hit cartoon "South Park" has been equally cheered and reviled for its edgy humor, poited satire of current events and celebrities, and all-around obnoxiousness. But is there more to Kyle, the lonely Jew, Timmy and the Crips, Cartman’ s bitchiness, Chef’ s inappropriate advice, and Kenny’ s continued violent deaths than meets the eye?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’ s long-running Comedy Central hit cartoon "South Park" has been equally cheered and reviled for its edgy humor, poited satire of current events and celebrities, and all-around obnoxiousness. But is there more to Kyle, the lonely Jew, Timmy and the Crips, Cartman’ s bitchiness, Chef’ s inappropriate advice, and Kenny’ s continued violent deaths than meets the eye? This collection of essays affirms that possibility. Individual chapters take a sometimes witty, often provocative look at “ Is South Park a Libertarian Manifesto?," "That's So Gay!," and "Why Is Cartman Such an Asshole?” . The writers apply classical philosophical analysis to this two-dimensional dystopia, whether in Paul Draper’ s “ Why Good Things Happen to Bad People — The Problem of Evil in South Park” or Randall Auxier’ s “ Finding South Park on the Map: Officer Barbrady, Mayor McDaniel, and Chef in Plato’ s Republic.” "South Park and Philosophy" presents new and thoughtful approaches to understanding this surprisingly meaningful show.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812696134
  • ISBN-10: 0812696131
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: March 2007
  • Page Count: 302

Series: Popular Culture & Philosophy #1

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Books > Philosophy > Essays
Books > Social Science > Popular Culture - General
Books > Performing Arts > Television - History & Criticism

 
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