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From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity and enduring influence in the worlds of comedy and film. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that recognition into the world of philosophy. Fifteen experts in topics like...
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Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think!

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Overview


From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity and enduring influence in the worlds of comedy and film. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that recognition into the world of philosophy. Fifteen experts in topics like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, and the philosophy of science bring their expertise to bear on Python movies such as Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Flying Circus mainstays such as the Argument Clinic, the Dead Parrot Sketch, and, of course, the Bruces, the Pythons’ demented, song-filled vision of an Australian philosophy department. Monty Python and Philosophy follows the same hit format as the other titles in this popular series and explains all the philosophical concepts discussed in laymen’s terms.
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"All right; all right. But apart from better sanitation and medicine and education and irrigation and public health and roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order, what have the Romans ever done for us?" Like their colonial forefathers, the Monty Python comedy troupe have done more for us than is instantly apparent. According to editors Gary Hardcastle and George Reisch, these cult comedy favorites have contributed insights (however involuntarily) to philosophy, mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, and the philosophy of science. Like the other books in the popular Open Court series, Monty Python and Philosophy illuminates while it entertains.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812696981
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,190,727
  • File size: 641 KB

Meet the Author


Gary Hardcastle makes his home in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and teaches philosophy at Bloomsburg University in nearby Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and George Reisch resides in Chicago, Il and has received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He teaches philosophy in the School of Continuing Studies at Northwestern University.
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