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Futurama and Philosophy

Futurama and Philosophy

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by Courtland Lewis
     
 

Futurama is a quirky, animated sitcom created by Simpson’s mastermind Matt Groening. Since it first aired on the FOX network from 1999 to 2003, its many dedicated fans have created websites and newsletters and organized Comic-Con meetups and letter-writing campaigns in hopes of learning the further adventures of its stars. In 2009

Overview


Futurama is a quirky, animated sitcom created by Simpson’s mastermind Matt Groening. Since it first aired on the FOX network from 1999 to 2003, its many dedicated fans have created websites and newsletters and organized Comic-Con meetups and letter-writing campaigns in hopes of learning the further adventures of its stars. In 2009 Futurama announced new episodes and returned to Comedy Central. Futurama and Philosophy meets this new surge of interest, letting philosophers and Futurama fans compare notes about time travel, alternate universes, evolution, artificial intelligence, and the ethical dilemmas of suicide booths, “mad” scientists like Farnsworth, and robots like Bender who aspire to bad taste. Would “interplanetary golf” really be possible? Why is it that a fossilized dog is really “man’s best friend”? What is going on inside Dr. Zoidberg’s Freedom Lesson? Fans of the show and those who appreciate the cosmic, existential framework in which it exists gain much from this intriguing book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812698336
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Courtland Lewis is currently teaching philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham as a visiting assistant professor and has taught at the University of Tennessee, Pellissippi State Community College, and South College.

Shaun P. Young is Senior Policy Associate at the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation at the University of Toronto. He's also a sessional lecturer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is the author or editor of four books and fourteen journal articles in the fields of political philosophy and public policy.

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