The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News

The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News

by Jason Holt
     
 

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An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world.
  • Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report
  • Showcases philosophers at their

Overview

An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and (in an edited edition) on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world.

  • Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report
  • Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way
  • Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues
  • Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and power head on

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Daily Show and Philosophy brilliantly shows how rabid partisanship, ineffective media, shoddy public discourse, and hyperbolic book blurbs spell doom for America."
Dave Baggett, editor of Harry Potter and Philosophy and Hitchcock and Philosophy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405163149
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/14/2008
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, #29
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher
"The Daily Show and Philosophy brilliantly shows how rabid partisanship, ineffective media, shoddy public discourse, and hyperbolic book blurbs spell doom for America."
Dave Baggett, editor of Harry Potter and Philosophy and Hitchcock and Philosophy

Meet the Author

Jason Holt is Assistant Professor at Acadia University. He is author of Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness (2003).

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