South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today

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Robert Arp
Wiley, Feb 4, 2009 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
19 Reviews
If you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple, wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy. Get your Big Wheels ready, because we’re going for a ride, as 22 philosophers take us down the road to understanding the big-picture issues in this small mountain town.

  • A smart and candid look at one of television’s most subversive and controversial shows, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year
  • Draws close parallels between the irreverent nature of South Park and the inquiring and skeptical approach of philosophy
  • Addresses the perennial questions of the show, and the contemporary social and political issues that inspire each episode
  • Uses familiar characters and episodes to illustrate topics such as moral relativism, freedom of expression, gay marriage, blasphemy, democracy, feminism, animal ethics, existential questions and much more
  • makes you laugh out loud

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Review: South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today (Blackwell Philosophy & Pop Culture) (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #1)

User Review  - Dave Sippel - Goodreads

Personally I found this book to be entertaining but informative. If you are not a fan or South Park, then this definitely wont be something for you. Many episodes from the TV show are referenced, as ... Read full review

Review: South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today (Blackwell Philosophy & Pop Culture) (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #1)

User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

It didn't suck Read full review

About the author (2009)

Robert Arp teaches philosophy at Southwest Minnesota State University, and his book Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving, is forthcoming with MIT Press. He is also co-editor (with Francisco Ayala) of Contemporary Debates in the Philosophy of Biology (Blackwell, forthcoming).

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