Ultimate South Park Philosophy (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #83) (Paperback)

Ultimate South Park Philosophy (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #83) By Robert Arp (Editor), Kevin S. Decker (Editor), William Irwin (Editor) Cover Image
By Robert Arp (Editor), Kevin S. Decker (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
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Enlightenment from the South Park gang faster than you can say, "Screw you guys, I'm going home"

The Ultimate South Park and Philosophy: Respect My Philosophah presents a compilation of serious philosophical reflections on the twisted insights voiced by characters in TV's most irreverent animated series.

  • Offers readers a philosophically smart and candid approach to one of television's most subversive and controversial shows as it enters its 17th season
  • Draws sharp parallels between the irreverent nature of South Park and the inquiring and skeptical approach of Western philosophy
  • Journeys deep beyond the surface of the show's scatological humor to address the perennial questions raised in South Park and the contemporary social and political issues that inspire each episode
  • Utilizes familiar characters and episodes to illustrate such philosophical topics as moral relativism, freedom of expression, gay marriage, blasphemy, democracy, feminism, animal ethics, existential questions, and much more
  • It's a Bigger, Longer & Uncut version of the highly acclaimed South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today--and is guaranteed to be much funnier than killing Kenny

About the Author

Robert Arp is an analyst working with the U.S. Government. He has done data modeling work as an ontologist, and has taught philosophy courses at colleges and universities, too. His interests include philosophy of biology, ontology in the information science sense, and philosophy and pop culture. Kevin S. Decker teaches philosophy at Eastern Washington University, where he is also an Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Education. His research interests are American pragmatism, Continental philosophy, ethics, philosophy and pop culture, and social theory. William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Superman and Philosophy, Black Sabbath and Philosophy, and Spider-Man and Philosophy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781118386569
ISBN-10: 1118386566
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: September 10th, 2013
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture