Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think!

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Gary L. Hardcastle, George A. Reisch, William Irwin
Open Court, Mar 1, 2006 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity and enduring influence in the worlds of comedy and film. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that recognition into the world of philosophy. Fifteen experts in topics like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, and the philosophy of science bring their expertise to bear on Python movies such as Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Flying Circus mainstays such as the Argument Clinic, the Dead Parrot Sketch, and, of course, the Bruces, the Pythons’ demented, song-filled vision of an Australian philosophy department. Monty Python and Philosophy follows the same hit format as the other titles in this popular series and explains all the philosophical concepts discussed in laymen’s terms.
 

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This book is HIGHLY recommended. All of the Pythons were philosophers and when you read this book you understand the deepness that was MPFC. I havent laughed or thought so much in years. Please ... Read full review

Contents

William Irwin
Philosophical Aspects of Monty Python
What Mr Creosote Knows About Laughter
The Limits of Horatios Philosophy
Why Is an Argument Clinic Less Silly than an Abuse Clinic or
Getting Right with Brian
Philosophy Gender and Society
Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life
Monty Python and the Search for the Meaning of Life
Kafka Camus Nietzsche
My Brain Hurts
Why Is a Philosopher Like a Python? How Philosophical
Tractatus ComedoPhilosophicus
Monty Pythons Utterly Devastating Critique of Ordinary
How Monty Python Destroyed Modern
My Years with Monty Python or Whats So Funny About

Is There Life After Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life?
God Forgive
Monty Python and David Hume on Religion
Madness in Monty Pythons Flying Circus
Themes in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy as Reflected in
About the authors nearly all of whom
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Gary Hardcastle makes his home in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and teaches
philosophy at Bloomsburg University in nearby Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and George Reisch resides in Chicago, Il and has received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He teaches philosophy in the School of Continuing Studies at Northwestern University.

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