Spongebob Squarepants and Philosophy: Soaking up Secrets under the Sea! by Joseph J. Foy, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy: Soaking Up Secrets Under the Sea!

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy: Soaking Up Secrets Under the Sea!

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by Joseph J. Foy
     
 

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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

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697353
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/09/2011
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
958,845
File size:
568 KB

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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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