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|Introduction: Meditations on Springfield?||1|
|Part I||The Characters||5|
|1.||Homer and Aristotle||7|
|2.||Lisa and American Anti-intellectualism||25|
|3.||Why Maggie Matters: Sounds of Silence, East and West||34|
|4.||Marge's Moral Motivation||46|
|5.||Thus Spake Bart: On Nietzsche and the Virtues of Being Bad||59|
|Part II||Simpsonian Themes||79|
|6.||The Simpsons and Allusion: "Worst Essay Ever"||81|
|7.||Popular Parody: The Simpsons Meets the Crime Film||93|
|8.||The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony, and the Meaning of Life||108|
|9.||Simpsonian Sexual Politics||126|
|Part III||I Didn't Do It: Ethics and The Simpsons||145|
|10.||The Moral World of the Simpson Family: A Kantian Perspective||147|
|11.||The Simpsons: Atomistic Politics and the Nuclear Family||160|
|13.||Enjoying the so-called "Iced Cream": Mr. Burns, Satan, and Happiness||191|
|14.||Hey-diddily-ho, Neighboreenos: Ned Flanders and Neighborly Love||202|
|15.||The Function of Fiction: The Heuristic Value of Homer||215|
|Part IV||The Simpsons and the Philosophers||233|
|16.||A (Karl, not Groucho) Marxist in Springfield||235|
|17.||"And the Rest Writes Itself": Roland Barthes Watches The Simpsons||252|
|18.||What Bart Calls Thinking||269|
|Based on Ideas By||290|
|Featuring the Voices Of||296|
Posted April 23, 2012
Posted January 12, 2004
Ever since The Simpsons came out I pretty much watched every episode that got put on air. I am a vivid reader and I only watch t.v when the Simpsons are on. So Simpsons books are good for me. This book sticks to the total idea of a normal family having the same idea as a highly complex philosophy.All the traits of Taiosium and hilarious quotes from the show keep this book a great selection in your home library.
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Posted November 29, 2003
This book is an interesting analysis of The Simpsons. In addition to this book, I highly recommend 'The Simpsons and Society' by Steven Keslowitz. Both books are interesting, and 'The Simpsons and Society' offers an interesting perspective on the series (it's also full of quotes and insight)..
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Posted April 16, 2006
This book was AWESOME! The author really got me interested in philosophy through my favorite TV Show. I barely put this down once I started it. Very intelligent and very interesting. It's like reading the dictionary and not getting bored.
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Posted January 12, 2013
One day homer was walking and ran into mario then mario got a turtle and threw it at homer and homer got the turtle and killed mario but what he did not know is that mario was marge in a coustume and then maggie came and shoot homer and said thats what u get then maggie went and shot mr burns tehe end
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Posted April 15, 2003
This book taught me a lot about philosophy and helps to show the deeper meaning of the shows. Some parts were a bit confusing like nietzchek and high irony, but it used the simpsons to explain it better. Sometimes I felt a little left out with all the episodes i had not seen so this is a great book for the avid watcher but is not a book to get one excited about the show but i don't now. I liked the show anyways.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 27, 2002