The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor

The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor

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by Sharon M. Kaye
     
 

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The Onion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and it reaches millions more with its spin-off books and The Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and

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The Onion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and it reaches millions more with its spin-off books and The Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophical examination. Twenty-one philosophers were commissioned to figure out just what makes the Onion so truthful and insightful. Are the Onion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it? Does the Onion really have a serious point of view on religion? On sex? On politics? Who cares what Area Man thinks? If everyone’s so dumb, how come so many Onion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812696875
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
1,186,586
Product dimensions:
9.28(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.64(d)

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The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring, annoying, and bitter, much unlike the Onion I know and love.
theorivas More than 1 year ago
I only made it through the first couple chapters. I was hoping for insightfull and witty. Instead, I thought it was snarky and arrogant. Just not fun. The low point was when one author deprecated her own students.
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