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 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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Review: Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think! (Popular Culture and Philosophy #19)

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I enjoyed this book a lot--fun, brief and informative. It covered a wide range of subjects with a light touch. Read full review

Review: Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think! (Popular Culture and Philosophy #19)

User Review  - Oliver Ho - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book a lot--fun, brief and informative. It covered a wide range of subjects with a light touch. Read full review

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Contents

Whats All This Then? The Introduction
1
Philosophical Aspects of Monty Python
11
Lifes a Piece of Shit Heresy Humanism and Heroism in Monty Pythons Life of Brian
13
What Mr Creosote Knows About Laughter
25
The Limits of Horatios Philosophy
37
Why Is an Argument Clinic Less Silly than an Abuse Clinic or a Contradiction Clinic?
53
A Very Naughty Boy Getting Right with Brian
65
Monty Python and the Holy Grail Philosophy Gender and Society
83
Monty Python and the Search for the Meaning of Life
161
Existentialism in Monty Python Kafka Camus Nietzsche and Sartre
173
My Brain Hurts
187
Why Is a Philosopher Like a Python?
201
Pythonic Aspects of Philosophy
215
Tractatus Comedo Philosophicus
217
Monty Pythons Utterly Devastating Critique of Ordinary Language Philosophy
231
Word and Objection How Monty Python Destroyed Modern Philosophy
243

Against Transcendentalism Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life and Buddhism
93
Is There Life After Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life?
111
Aspects of Pythonic Philosophy
123
God Forgive Us
125
Monty Python and David Hume on Religion
141
Madness in Monty Pythons Flying Circus
153
My Years with Monty Python or Whats So Funny About Language Truth and Analyticity?
253
Themes in Contemporary Analytic Philosophy as Reflected in the Work of Monty Python
265
About the authors nearly all of whom have ans in their name
277
What Was All That Then? The Index
283
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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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