South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today

South Park and Philosophy You Know I Learned Something Today If you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy Get your Big Wheels ready because we re going for a ride as philosophers take us down the

  • Title: South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today
  • Author: Robert Arp
  • ISBN: 9781405161602
  • Page: 228
  • Format: Paperback
  • If you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple, wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy Get your Big Wheels ready, because we re going for a ride, as 22 philosophers take us down the road to understanding the big picture issues in this small mountain town.A smart and candid look at one of television s most subversive and controversial shows, celebrating iIf you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple, wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy Get your Big Wheels ready, because we re going for a ride, as 22 philosophers take us down the road to understanding the big picture issues in this small mountain town.A smart and candid look at one of television s most subversive and controversial shows, celebrating its 10th anniversary this yearDraws close parallels between the irreverent nature of South Park and the inquiring and skeptical approach of philosophyAddresses the perennial questions of the show, and the contemporary social and political issues that inspire each episodeUses familiar characters and episodes to illustrate topics such as moral relativism, freedom of expression, gay marriage, blasphemy, democracy, feminism, animal ethics, existential questions and much makes you laugh out loud

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    1. South Park and Philosophy is a collection of 22 essays, most of which function as basic introductions to the philosophical context for a wide array of issues and topics, as well a handful of fundamental concepts and schools (such as logic, law, and existentialism). Many of the topics that are covered, such as blasphemy, tolerance, artificial intelligence, the problem of evil, and identity, are worth reading, but the most interesting studies are the ones done on contemporary issues, such as femin [...]

    2. Definitely interesting and worth reading :) I had a flashback to an old joke"The curtains were blue."What the teacher thinks: The curtains represent his immense depression and his lack of will to carry on.What the author meant: The curtains were fucking blue.It's hard to imagine the creators of South Park having deep philosophical discussion before each sceneever, that is not to say, that the series don't actually have many pearls of wisdom :) This book found a lot of them, pointed them out, exp [...]

    3. 1. William Young compare the city of South Park to Athens, where all people though they know what they claim to know, but actually Socrates proved they don't know. As Socrates was charged for corrupting youth, South Park show is excused doing so, but it is one of the rare media that is teaching to think and asking, like Kyle and Stan's dialogue for finding the morality.Young also claims the language of the show reveales the internal desires of audience and it helps them in Freud way. (Which I op [...]

    4. It's true that southpark more often than not is trying to explore some philosophical question, and that they try to make you think about society and about life in a meaningful way. But sometimes this book takes it too far, sometimes it a little bit of a stretch. They would do better to pick episodes to talk about, not specific topics though they do use the show very well to make the points they want/ need to make.It's interesting how each topic is comprised of different essays by different peopl [...]

    5. Well, if you try hard enough you can make an ".d philosophy" book for anything, even "The Brady Bunch and Philosophy." But some pop culture topics lend themselves better than others, and South Park is a perfect fit. Even if you're not a big fan or South Park (or a big fan of philosophy books), but like to constantly re-examine your beliefs, South Park and Philosophy is a fun approach. While written philosophy is off-putting to many people because it tends to get jargony, abstract, and overly aca [...]

    6. Personally I found this book to be entertaining but informative. If you are not a fan or South Park, then this definitely wont be something for you. Many episodes from the TV show are referenced, as is the movie. It talks about subjects ranging from gay marriage, good and evil, and offending Islam. The final chapter was really nothing but a rundown of the South Park movie, with no references to any philosophy. I must have missed the point of that.

    7. I don't have a background or education in philosophy. In that regard, this book has proven to be very educational, and enlightening. However, as a fan of South Park, it is obvious that several of the authors are not frequent viewers of the show. Rather, it's more likely that they were students assigned to write based on South Park, and cherry-picked episodes to suit their philosophical views. Still, an amusing read.

    8. Some interesting philosophical concepts explained, but didn't connect very well at all with South Park. Also, the authors sense of humor (trying to be funny all the time) was terrible and at times made the book really painful to read.

    9. The thing about South Park is that it feels like at first the very disparate viewpoints that often contradict themselves don't lead themselves well to an analysis like this. Which I guess is why the topics are split up as they are, with focus on specific areas, episodes and even "the Book of Mormon", which barely counts as analysis of South Park, because it isn't.At times, it feels like the essays prescribe to specific points of view, and use random examples to illustrate this. At others, it fee [...]

    10. I've been a fan of South Park for a long time now, and my passion for it has grown throughout the years as I find more details and relevant points in all the episodes, old and new. However, it is really hard to convince other people to take this show seriously when they believe it only consists in what Trey and Matt, very aptly, present in the form of the Terrance and Phillip Show within South Park: a badly-drawn cartoon filled with fart jokes.Frustration aside, I always thought this show deserv [...]

    11. Well, this book felt like a teaching class of basic philosophy, which, in retrospective, was to be expected. Theres plenty of chapters focusing on several topics that are touched by southpark, or that southpark touches, some chapters use an episode to kickstart a conversation on a topic, but dont really go back to have any connection to southpark itself, just explaining something about philosophy that would help you understand the background of other chapters, theres chapters on feminism, vegeta [...]

    12. Some of the essays are really interesting and sum up South Park quite well, highlighting the fact that that the show does have some depth to it. Others are pretty biased and seem to be written by people to suit their own politcal or philosophical stances. For instance the one where the author tries to justify how South Park is pro capitalism by looking at one or two particular shows. However in other shows it may appear that the opposite were true. South Park laughs at everyone!

    13. A great way in to the big ideas in philosophy for somebody new to the subject. Pairing a well-known TV show with these ideas ensures that the examples given in the book are easy to grasp and really brings the material to life for South Park fans.Suitable for philosophy snobs and newbies alike. All that is required is an appreciation of South Park.

    14. On the surface, South Park seems just a show about kids who curse. It's a lot more than that, and this book helps explain what that is. Parker and Stone are brilliant satirists, and understand the basics behind how life's questions get played out in real life. This book helps the casual viewer to understand this, as well as something of the world of philosophy.

    15. I am an avid fan of South Park. And an avid fan of philosophy. So there were hardly any doubts in my head when I picked this book up. Robert Arp explores the philosophy behind potty mouthing race sprouting and meaning carousing South Park. The simplest of all our ability to laugh at our falliables is what separates us from the rest of animals Doesn't it?

    16. As we all know, I am a big fan of the pop culture and philosophy genre. It lets me believe my liberal arts educations was not for naught. Anyway, I enjoyed this book but felt like the political chapters were pretty biased and failed to take into account what was actually going on. You philosophy people did watch the show, right?

    17. I picked up this book for a laugh. and it is funny, but far deeper into the philosophy than first thought. So I am taking it slow and enjoying it for more than the comedy. I know the south park show will never be the same. Yes it is clear that this is more a philosophy lesson than what South Park is about But that is exactly why I picked up the book.

    18. This was okay. There were a bunch of essays in it so I only read a few and I even skimmed some of those. I thought this book was going to look into different episodes and discuss the ideas that are brought up in them but instead it was just using South Park examples to explain basic philosophy.

    19. While some of the chapters dragged, the overall point was to show us how South Park can be seen as an intellectual show. The creators put more into the show that is connected to philosophy than we think. Interesting read.

    20. Surprisingly good book. I knew South Park was more than shock value. I agree with the authors that the show is "one of the most important things on tv". It is a celebration of reason and a condemnation of lazy magical thinking.

    21. Some of the essays are really interesting and sum up South Park quite well, highlighting the fact that that the show does have some depth to it.

    22. So far it's a really good, simple overview of philosophy. Kinda in the same realm as Sophie's Choice. It also explains the limits of humor. Good to know.

    23. i knew south park had some philosophy in it but not this much. a very entertaining read for fans of the show and philosophy.

    24. Liked it, more about Philosophy than South Park, but still very interesting. Did make you realize that the South Park episodes are actually better thought out than they may initially appear.

    25. A very good read. Skims over the basics of various philosophical schools of thought. And if you are a south park fan, it strikes a chord.

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