South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series)

South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series)

by Richard Hanley (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780812696134
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 848,876
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 5.96(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Bullshit Alarms     ix
Religion and Other Disabilities     1
May God Strike This Book Down!   Richard Hanley     3
Team America; World Pussies, or This Is Not a Picture of Mohammed   Richard Hanley     13
Infidel Liberation   Richard Hanley     23
Pussy Epistemology Is No Match for a Dick   Richard Dalton     33
Politics and Other Sacred Cows     51
Die, Hippie, Die! South Park Liberals   Richard Hanley     51
The Death Camp of Tolerance   Richard Hanley     65
Pious Hindsight: South Park's Hybrid Vigor   Michael E Patton, Jr.     77
Drugs Are M'kay!   Richard Hanley     89
Nice Going, Fat-Ass!   Richard Hanley     99
Morality and Other Urges     103
White Jews Can't Jump   Richard Hanley     105
In Defense of Fags   Richard Hanley     121
Tomayto, tomahto...or, What to Do When Life Sucks   Richard Hanley     137
Animal Protein, or What Killed Ms. Choksondik   Richard Hanley     149
Are We All Cartmans?   Richard Hanley     159
Science, Logic, and Other Really, Really Clever Stuff     169
Time-Traveling Up Your Own Ass   Sophia Bishop     171
Start the Evolution Without Me   Richard Hanley     189
Why Timmy Can't Read: Mr. Hat's Philosophy of Progressive Education   Randall E. Auxier     199
Stem Cells, Numb Nuts   Richard Hanley     215
Humor and Other Insertable Devices     227
Killing Kenny: Our Daily Dose of Death   Randall E. Auxier     229
Chef, Socrates, and the Sage of Love   Randall E. Auxier     241
I Learned Something Today: South Park and the State of the Golden Mean in the Twenty-First Century   Aaron Fortune     259
Douching Your Truth Canal and Other Forms of Rational Hygiene   Tom Way     271
Who Sucks Ass?     291
Totally Inoffensive Index     295

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South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
princemuchao on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Note: This is a different book than the one subtitled "You Know, I Learned Something Today", edited by Robert Arp.The other is much more in the spirit of South Park. Many of the essays in this volume are written by Richard Hanley, who is unabashedly liberal. He often twists the libertarian-leaning politics of South Park, using his essays as soundboards on gun control, anti-smoking, vegetarianism and various degrees of socialism.It's not that I necessarily disagree with his views on these things (I'm in about 50-50 agreement with his points), it is just irritating that he chose to air them in THIS book, which makes an unstated promise due to the cover and subject matter, that the views of SOUTH PARK would be examined, not the views of RICHARD HANLEY. There are also many printing/proofing errors (dropped words) throughout the book.I strongly recommend the "You Know, I Learned Something Today", book edited by Robert Arp, and do not recommend this one despite some pretty good essays by some of the other contributers, especially Tom Way and Aaron Fortune's essays.
heina on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Too many of the essays are written by Hanley himself, and some are even written by an undergraduate student of philosophy (not that I hate undergrads, being one myself, I just think more qualified people ought to have been used). Instead of using South Park as a menas by which to talk about philosophy and thne bringing it back to the show, most of these essays are thinly-disguised vehicles for the opinions of the authors (mainly Hnaley). If you're looking for a smart book on South Park, read Arp's South Park and Philosophy Johnson-Woods's Blame Canada!: South Park And Contemporary Culture.
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