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This unconventional and lighthearted and Philosophy PDF #200 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 a. So yesterday while cussing out a library computer well within earshot of an innocent bystander sitting at her computer with a dazed mildly insulted look on her face I started into a rant worthy of another Francis Ford Coppola movie Something to do with JFK the Bar Mitzvah I never had; it all pertained of course to why the library's computer would not print my document Which was of course user error So Philosophyyou're kidding right Every philosophy personstudentprofessor I've ever met exudes calm uiet serenity perfect and unassailable euanimity with their surroundings They are aloof they are unapproachable they are the persons of interest on any college campus think tank or place of intellectual stimulation I don't know JACK about philosophyor String Theory But I've watched the Simpson's ever since I saw Doctor Marvin Monroe try try try to manage the classic familial aggression so ingrained in the Simpson family Apparently Homer your family sees you as something of an ogre Since those words and laughing myself silly at the sight of all five family members hooked up to electric shock therapy shocking each other while trying to get one another to shut the hell up I've succumbed to the most classic of all enabling devices the televisionSo what does this book have to do with me with ranting with the Simpsons with philosophy and tolerance After acknowledging education is the long process of unlearning what you know in order to accept what you don't there is a gutless feelinglike falling off a cliff or being publicly shamed There is a feeling that everything you've been taught learned or have been given is suspect Dirty Undignified Soiled As if what you've been working so hard to construct is just an enterprise for somebody else to take credit for Nothing has been difficult in my life than that realization Every time it is brought back to me I encounter that same fatalistic thought What's the pointTo establish the uality of life that allows an individual to learn in the first place seems like an achievement; to undo it all and start over seems like an impossible and pointless goal Among the people you meet and see every day new faces or old there are few to whom struggle is a foreign concept If nothing else The Simpson's can alleviate the feeling that everyone has something to laugh at but you Learning to appreciate that can make all the difference between asking what's the point and why not

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The Simpsons and Philosophy The D'oh of HomerTtacks 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 The Simpson. Bart the ÜbermenschOkay so Nietzsche is the philosopher's bad boy and Bart Simpson is Springfield'sbad boy Certainly Bart bucks authority and he has rejected or perhaps never actuallyadopted traditional morality Trying to convince Mr Burns to allow him to come along toretrieve the Flying Hellfish bonanza for example he says Can I go with you to get thetreasure I won't eat much and I don't know the difference between right and wrongButwould Nietzsche have approved of Bart Could Bart in some way be an exemplar of theNietzschean reverse ideal Alas the answer is clearly no so funny This book that have made me laugh out loud he he

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The Simpsons and Philosophy The D'oh of Homer Free read å 0 ã ❰EPUB❯ ✼ The Simpsons and Philosophy The D'oh of Homer Author William Irwin – This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favorite aS PDFEPUBwhat 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 thinker. The last time I read a philosophy book was my sopho year in college A light hearted journey through complicated philosophical themes through the Simpsons In the end the book is a testament to the staying power of the Simpsons It means something to everyone and it hits audiences at different levels allowing for different interpretations Basically a little something for everyone from the high browed to the juvenile