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South Park and Philosophy : Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating (Paperback)

Author: Hanley, Richard

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone’ s long-running Comedy Central hit cartoon "South Park" has been equally cheered and reviled for its edgy humor, poited satire of current events and celebrities, and all-around obnoxiousness. But is there more to Kyle, the lonely Jew, Timmy and the Crips, Cartman’ s bitchiness, Chef’ s inappropriate advice, and Kenny’ s continued violent deaths than meets the eye? This collection of essays affirms that possibility. Individual chapters take a sometimes witty, often provocative look at “ Is South Park a Libertarian Manifesto?," "That's So Gay!," and "Why Is Cartman Such an Asshole?” . The writers apply classical philosophical analysis to this two-dimensional dystopia, whether in Paul Draper’ s “ Why Good Things Happen to Bad People — The Problem of Evil in South Park” or Randall Auxier’ s “ Finding South Park on the Map: Officer Barbrady, Mayor McDaniel, and Chef in Plato’ s Republic.” "South Park and Philosophy" presents new and thoughtful approaches to understanding this surprisingly meaningful show.


Publisher Open Court Pub Co
Mfg Part# 9780812696134
SKU 202950484
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812696131
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0302
Publisher Open Court Publishing Company
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