The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer

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Open Court Publishing, 2001 - 303 من الصفحات
This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons -- TV's favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society -- and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. The writers begin with an examination of the characters. Does Homer actually display Aristotle's virtues of character? In what way does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The book also examines the ethics and themes of the show, and concludes with discussions of how the series reflects the work of Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and other thinkers.

ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

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معاينة المستخدمين  - cpg - LibraryThing

Disappointing I was not terribly impressed by this book. The problem is not that I'm not a fan of "The Simpsons"; I watch that show in reruns just about every day. The problem is not that I don't find ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - PastorBob - LibraryThing

Oh don't be pretentious . . . it's fun! It's also all good. The ability to relate thought and thinking not only to the issues of today, but to the contemporary inculturated expressions of that thought ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله


Aristotles Character Types
Doh Doh and Double Doh
The Glimmer of a Few Woohoos
Judging Homer
The Importance of Being Homer
Fallacious Authority and Real Expertise
Do We Admire or Laugh at Lisa?
Philosopher Kings? DOh
Its a Male Male Male Male World
The Content of Their Character
Good Girls and Dumb Guys
Homer Between Moe and Flanders
Even Bart Knows Thats Wrong
Marge Stands Up for Herself
Lisa Stands Up for Principle
Lisas Isolation

Is Maggie an Idiot?
Is Maggie Enlightened?
What Can Maggie Teach Us?
Virtue and Character
Justifying the Life of Virtue
Cultivating Virtue
Marges Opposition to the Divine Command Theory
Just do what I would do
Good Girls and Bad Boys
Appearance vs Reality
Life as Art Or at Least as a Cartoon
The Nietzschean Ideal
Sure ItsFunTo Be Bad But Might It Also Be
Bart theÜbermensch?
Comedy Becoming Conscious
What Is an Allusion?
Aesthetics of Allusion
Whats the Connection?
Getting the Joke
Bart the Murderer
Parody and Popular Narratives
The Family and Popular Genres
Art Parody and Popular Parody
Back to Bart the Murderer
HyperIronism and The Moral Agenda
Lisas Sorrow and the Saxophone
Lil Lisa Goes to Washington
The Wiggum Case
The Bowling Alley
Philosophy and Fictional Characters
The Responsibility to Save Lives
Understanding the Command to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself
Kantian Autonomy
Autonomy vs Choice
Laying the Foundation for Fiction
Continuing the Case for Fiction
Enough ? Already What About Homer?
Thoughtful Laughter
De Haut en Bas
It Gets Worse
Semiotics andThe Simpsons
The Animated Signifier
Heideggers Tree
Thinking Outside the Head
What Is Called Thinking
What Bart Calls Thinking
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