Family guy and philosophy: a cure for the petarded

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Blackwell Pub., Sep 4, 2007 - Performing Arts - 222 pages
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Family Guy and Philosophy brings together low-brow, potty-mouthed, cartoon humor and high-brow philosophical reflection to deliver an outrageously hilarious and clever exploration of one of TV’s most unrelenting families. Ok, it’s not that high-brow.

  • A sharp, witty and absurd exploration of one of television’s most unrelenting families, the stars of one of the biggest-selling TV series ever on DVD, now in its fourth season
  • Tackles the perennial positions of Family Guy at the same time as contemplating poignant philosophical issues
  • Takes an introspective look at what this show can teach us about ethics, ego, religion, death, and of course, time-travel
  • Considers whether Family Guy is really a vehicle for conservative politics, and whether we should be offended by the show, as well as diving into the philosophy of the cast

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User Review  - 06nwingert - LibraryThing

This book examines one of the funniest shows on television, Family Guy, through a variety of philosophical lenses, including religion, family values, sex, and more. Family Guy and Philosophy is a serious look at humorous topics. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Never knew you could make a philosophy book out of "Family Guy" but, I was proved wrong... Read full review


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J. Jeremy Wisnewski is Assistant Professor at Hartwick College. He is the author of Wittgenstein and Ethical Inquiry: A Defense of Ethics as Clarification (2007) and The Politics of Agency: Toward a Pragmatic Approach to Philosophical Anthropology (2008). He is also the editor of The Office and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2008).

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