Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think!

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Large print books - 435 pages
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It's . . . no hallucination. You really are reading the cover of a book entitled Monty Python and Philosophy. Though highly improbable, the book actually exists, which is proof enough that humankind did not get here by accident. ''Here '' in your case means looking at the cover of this book, clearly demonstrating that you ought to acquire it (the whole book, that is, not just the cover). Otherwise, if your brain hurts, you might as well go consult a milk delivery man impersonating a psychiatrist. With its logical paradoxes, clever wordplay, and focus on the absurdities of life, the work of Monty Python appeals to everyone with a philosophical bent, the more bent the better. Twenty-one surprising chapters by professional philosophers and amateur Python fans celebrate the intersection of rigorous, profound TV comedy and zany, madcap metaphysics. Surprise is the chief quality of this book. Surprise, provocation, and a fanatical devotion to the enlightenment of the masses . . . ''Monty Python and Philosophy is an entertaining treatise on how humor can illuminate the deepest questions about ethics, morality, individual responsibility, and other so-called serious concepts (such as: 'Is the parrot dead or just resting?'). ''
 

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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 please ... Read full review

Contents

Whats All This Then? The Introduction
1
Philosophical Aspects of Monty Python
16
or a Contradiction Clinic?
77
A Very Naughty Boy Getting Right with Brian
94
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Philosophy Gender
122
Against Transcendentalism Monty Pythons The Meaning
138
Is There Life After Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life?
167
Aspects of Pythonic Philosophy
185
My Brain Hurtsl
277
Why Is a Philosopher Like a Python? How Philosophical
296
Pythonic Aspects of Philosophy
317
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