The book collects 18 essays into an unpretentious, tongue-in-cheek, and surprisingly intelligent look at philosophy through the lens of Matt Groening's vaunted animated series. The editors are quick to point out that they don't think The Simpsons "is the equivalent of history's best works of literature ... but it nevertheless is just deep enough, and certainly funny enough, to warrant serious attention." The writers of the book are mostly professional philosophers, and they are appropriately erudite. But what is truly astonishing, even for a confessed Simpsons addict, is their breadth of Simpsons knowledge, spanning all 12 seasons of the show's history. The Simpsons and Philosophy is obviously not intended to be a turning point in modern thought, but it is an excellent introduction to some core elements of philosophy. --Eric de Place
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What can you say about the greatest tv show ever. It's MAD or steroids and better.Published 2 months ago by Anthony Pierulla
This is a cheap attempt to review The Simpsons in the context of philosophical models. It's neither funny nor insightful and simply takes a few philosophical models and tags... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Floccinaucinihilipilification
I have always enjoyed the Simpsons and the philosophy of the show and I recommend this for any Simpsons fan.Published 23 months ago by TechGeek
Sucked, it was terrible didn't teach me anything new just terrible I do not recommend it at all terrible booPublished on December 15, 2012 by wyatt george surprenant
The Simpsons and Philosphy, is an interesting look into not only the ficticious characters of Springfield, but as a reflection on American life as well. Read morePublished on December 22, 2011 by Roger N.
What this book does is pure genius. It takes the complex world of philosophy and the comical world of the Simpsons, and fuses the two. Read morePublished on November 8, 2010 by Brady
Guess I didn't read the review thoroughly because I bought this for high school students to read and its level is way above what I expected to be interesting and engaging.Published on July 8, 2010 by Swamped
Bought this for my Simpson's fanatic boyfriend and he loved it! Great gift idea for the Simpsons fan in your life.Published on March 17, 2010 by S. Marsh
Funny for philosophy majors. If you are interested in the subject and love the Simpsons, than this is a great fun book to read. I got it for my dad, he loved it.Published on February 6, 2010 by A. Sugurel