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The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor (Popular Culture and Philosophy #54)

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The Onion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and it reaches millions more with its spin-off books and The Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophi ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Open Court (first published October 1st 2010)
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Will
Dec 24, 2011 Will rated it did not like it
Area Reader Pissed-Off By Pseudo-Openminded Snobs Who Think They're Funny
Elizabeth Rhea
This could've been so flipping cool, but as far as I'm concerned, it tanked. I love how the Onion is that it is playful but usually on-point when it comes to cultural nonsense. I thought this project would do the same for pop philosophy. And it had a few moments like that. But the further I read, the more it grew into a direct, asshole-ish, and FLAT tease of Theistic-minded people in general, interspersed with bouts of bewilderingly pointless crudeness. I'm choosing to believe this isn't what's ...more
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Shelves: english, philosophy
Some chapters are way better than others.
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Ups and downs, some chapters are interesting, give you some food for thought, others are rather shallow but funny and a few are rather forgettable. My balance is positive, good book unless you are a conservative and religious person, in which case you'll feel pissed.
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