The Simpsons and Philosophy
The D'Oh! of Homer
ISBN10: 0812694333 ISBN13: 9780812694338 Contributors: Conard, Mark T. (Editor); Skoble, Aeon J. (Editor) Publisher: Open Court Pub Co Published: Apr 1 2001 Pages: 303 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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."