Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think!

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Open Court Publishing, 2006 - Philosophy - 291 pages
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From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Pythons 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 Pythons 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 laymens 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

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About the author (2006)

Gary L. Hardcastle is assistant professor of philosophy at Bloomsburg University.

George A. Reisch is an independent scholar

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