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Stephen Colbert and Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!)

Stephen Colbert and Philosophy: I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!)

by Aaron Allen Schiller
     
 

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At the head of The Colbert Report, one of the most popular shows on television, Stephen Colbert is a pop culture phenomenon. More than one million people backed his fake candidacy in the 2008 U.S. presidential election on Facebook, a testament to the particularly rich set of issues and emotions Colbert brings to mind. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy is

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At the head of The Colbert Report, one of the most popular shows on television, Stephen Colbert is a pop culture phenomenon. More than one million people backed his fake candidacy in the 2008 U.S. presidential election on Facebook, a testament to the particularly rich set of issues and emotions Colbert brings to mind. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy is crammed with thoughtful and amusing chapters, each written by a philosopher and all focused on Colbert's inimitable reality — from his word creations (truthiness, wikiality, freem, and others) to his position as a faux-pundit who openly mocks Fox News and CNN. Although most of the discussion is centered around The Colbert Report, this collection does not neglect either his best-selling book, I Am America (And So Can You!), or his public performances, including his incendiary 2006 White House Press Correspondents' Dinner speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812696615
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
758,835
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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