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Family Guy and Philosophy (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #3)

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Family Guy and Philosophy brings together low-brow, potty-mouthed, cartoon humor and high-brow philosophical reflection to deliver an outrageously hilarious and clever exploration of one of TV's most unrelenting families. Ok, it's not that high-brow.

A sharp, witty and absurd exploration of one of television's most unrelenting families, the stars of one of the biggest-selli
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Paperback, 222 pages
Published August 16th 2007 by John Wiley & Sons
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Ian
Aug 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a nice compilation of relatively short philosophical essays on everyone's favorite animated dysfunctional family. No, NOT the Simpsons. What are you, petarded?

Even if you have no experience in philosophy and couldn't tell Plato's cave from your rectum, if you appreciate Family Guy and are a bit curious about philosophy, this may be worth it for you. The essays touch on such topics as humor (what makes something funny?), death, feminism, logic, personhood, religion, and even flatulence. F
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Jan 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Jokes are funnier after they have been explained.
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Nov 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
Family Guy is one of my favorite television shows and philosophy fascinates me, so this was a must-read for me. It's the first book in the publisher's Philosophy and Pop Culture series that I've read, but it probably won't be the last. Covering everything from metaphysics to Freudianism, the essays in this book use the television series as a launching point for discussions on all kinds of topics. Another one to read again.
Amazingsomeone
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's really good. You can understand most of it even if you haven't seen the show.
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Never knew you could make a philosophy book out of "Family Guy" but, I was proved wrong...
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