SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy: Soaking Up Secrets Under the Sea! [NOOK Book]

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SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy introduces fans of SpongeBob SquarePants to some of the great thinkers and questions in philosophy. The essays can be shared by young and old alike, kindling new interest in philosophy and life’s big questions. What keeps SpongeBob “reeling in” major audiences on a daily basis is that underneath the lighthearted and whimsical exterior are the seeds of philosophical discussions about identity and the self, our obligations toward others, benefits and tensions of the individual ...
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SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy: Soaking Up Secrets Under the Sea!

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Overview

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy introduces fans of SpongeBob SquarePants to some of the great thinkers and questions in philosophy. The essays can be shared by young and old alike, kindling new interest in philosophy and life’s big questions. What keeps SpongeBob “reeling in” major audiences on a daily basis is that underneath the lighthearted and whimsical exterior are the seeds of philosophical discussions about identity and the self, our obligations toward others, benefits and tensions of the individual in community, principles of the marketplace and environmental ethics, and questions of just how exactly Jack Kahuna Laguna can build a fire at the bottom of the ocean. (Okay, so perhaps we don’t have an answer for that last one, but maybe if you look into that fire long enough the answer will be revealed.)

The book begins with a section exploration of the major characters of the series. For instance, chapter 1 uses the philosophies of Aristotle to demonstrate why SpongeBob, more than any other character in the series, is defined by a life of well-being and flourishing. Chapter two provides an assessment of SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick Star.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812697353
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 400,218
  • File size: 555 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph J. Foy: Joseph J. Foy is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He is editor of Homer Simpson Goes to Washington and co-editor of Homer Simpson Marches on Washington.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Spongebob squarepants

    All of the other comments are messed up all you people are idiots dont read the rest of these comments i have not read it yet but ive seen the show should be okay

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Im 60 and I like sponge bob

    Love it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Spongebob

    Awesome

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Irisybarra

    I loveeeeee spongebob he is soo funny n childish , me and my friends always talk about him n say lines from the show \\(^-^)//

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Dr. Evil

    "Secrets"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Yolo muthatruckas

    Sb sucks and chokes

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2015

    Hi pat

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    Posted March 5, 2015

    I

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2015

    This is the worst book ever

    This book is the worst because no one likes sponge bob so I think that you should not read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2015

    Crtgt

    Tgtbhtgug

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Yolo bishess

    Im in10 grade and i was bored.. so yeh.. all yous who like s.b. good for yous xD if any of yous have instagram follow me at midde_fingers_up and there is no l in middle for my username. If yous have kik messege me at AngreyBlonde

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Review

    I cannot see im legally blind! Yah! Whats 9+10? 21. You stupid! Hey how ya doin lil momma lemmee wispah in ya ear, tell you somtin you might like to hear

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2014

    Alex

    Great book you should try it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2014

    Jdkkk

    I like turtles :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

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    Spongebob sees u so does pat
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    Posted September 1, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Tap to here something stupid

    I fell asleep while reading the rewiew LOL

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Hrmm...

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