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

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Stephen T. Colbert, Ph.D., D.S.M., D.F.A., is an inspiration to billions of Americans. What other man could have won both an Olympic gold medal and the Nobel Peace Prize?

Sadly, until now, Dr. Colbert has not received adequate adulation by the intellectual elite, for the simple reason that these ivy-covered invertebrates have no balls and therefore don't get it.

Meanwhile, Aaron Allen Schiller, under deep cover as a so-called "professor of ...

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Overview

Stephen T. Colbert, Ph.D., D.S.M., D.F.A., is an inspiration to billions of Americans. What other man could have won both an Olympic gold medal and the Nobel Peace Prize?

Sadly, until now, Dr. Colbert has not received adequate adulation by the intellectual elite, for the simple reason that these ivy-covered invertebrates have no balls and therefore don't get it.

Meanwhile, Aaron Allen Schiller, under deep cover as a so-called "professor of philosophy," has assembled a crack team of professional it-getters, with more balls than Obama's inauguration. They have clandestinely infiltrated the Americaphobic cloisters of academe, with but a single fixed and indomitable purpose: to manufacture and release this awesome weapon of mass destruction, Stephen Colbert and Philosophy. When the shock and awe die down, philosophy will be set on its true course: uncovering and expounding the timeless insights of Stephen Colbert.

Stephen Colbert and Philosophy is a family-friendly product, with very little salacious or offensive content, in fact almost none. Reluctance to purchase this book may possibly be a sign of disloyalty to our great nation and will unnecessarily prolong the economic hard times.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812696615
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 479,749
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Philosophy for Heroes Aaron Allen Schiller xi

First Segment The Word: First Principles of Colbertian Philosophy 1

1 Colbert, Truthiness, and Thinking from the Gut David Kyle Johnson 3

2 Formidable Opponent and the Necessity of Moral Doubt Steven Gimbel 19

3 Things that Make You Go "What?" Roben Torosyan 29

4 Philosophy at Play Rachael Sotos 51

5 No Need for the Wordinistas at Webster's Jason Southworth 63

Second Segment The ThreatDown: Truthiness 75

6 Truth, Truthiness, and Bullshit for the American Voter Matthew F. Pierlott 77

7 Truthiness of the Appearances Ethan Mills 95

8 "The Word": Fearless Speech and the Politics of Language Michael Tiboris Kory Schaff 115

9 Philosophy in the Age of Truthiness David Detmer 131

Third Segment Better Know a Philosopher 143

10 Is Stephen Colbert America's Socrates? Mark Ralkowski 145

11 Why Is Stephen Colbert So Funny? Sophia Stone 163

12 Where Id Was, There Stephen Colbert Shall Be! Brad Frazier 179

13 Why Mr. Colbert Should Be President Nicolas Michaud 195

Final Segment What Colbert Tells Us about Being America 205

14 Colorblindness and Black Friends in Stephen Colbert's America Aaron Allen Schiller 207

15 The Wealth of Colbert Nations Kurt Smith 223

16 Freedom Isn't Free, but Freem Is Michael F. Patton, Jr. Samantha Webb 245

Take the Ishihara Race Test: See if You Are Colorblind Like Stephen! John Jacobson Jeffrey Gauthier 259

Citizens of the Colbert Nation 263

Factinista's Choice 269

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    colbert does it again

    if you enjoyed his first book, entitled i am america and so can you. you will apreciate the humorous prespective in wich this book is also written.

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    Posted July 6, 2012

    Colbert does it again!

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