The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer
William Irwin, Mark T. Conard, Aeon J. Skoble
Open Court, 2001 - Performing Arts - 303 pages
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Homer and Aristotle
Lisa and American Antiintellectualism
Why Maggie Matters Sounds of Silence East and West
22 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
actions admirable allusion American argue Aristotle Bart and Lisa Bart the Murderer Bart's Barthes believe Burns Burns's cartoon character claim comedy comic course crime film critical culture episode essay Ethics everything example fact father February feel fiction film Flanders Frege funny gangster genre Goodfellas happiness Heidegger Homer Simpson humor hypocrisy hypocrite idea intellectual Itchy and Scratchy Kant Krusty Lisa Simpson Lisa's lives love your neighbor Maggie Malibu Stacy Marge Simpson Marge We Trust Marge's Matt Groening Mayor Quimby means moral Nietzsche nuclear family Nussbaum parody person philosophy play pleasure political popular Principal Skinner principle question Quimby reality realm reason recognize Reverend Lovejoy role satire says seems Seinfeld sense show's signifiers Simpson family Simpsons Archive situation social Springfield television things thought tion traditional tree Treehouse of Horror understand values viewers virtue virtuous Wiggum William Irwin words writing
All Book Search results »
Common Sense: Intelligence as Presented on Popular Television
Limited preview - 2008