This review is from: A Porcine History of Philosophy and Religion (Paperback)
There a certain books which can adequately explain everything that you've always wondered about. One of them is the Bible. The other, slightly less important but far more amusing, is "A Porcine History of Philosophy and Religion". This charming little common book traces history's greatest thinker pigs from ancient Greece to the twentieth century. We see a Socratic pig in dialog with his disciple, a Franciscan pig with his congregation of animals, an two Sartrian pigs in the days of the resistance. We see a Presbyterian pig searching for signs of Grace revealed (with a magnifying glass), a Campbellite pig being silent where the Bible is silent, and a follower of Kierkegaard demonstrating a leap of faith.
As with any great comic, it's impossible to explain in words why these drawings are so funny. They're simple pen-and-ink sketches, with no detail but with enough features to get the point across. James Taylor may never be listed among the world's great artists, but he certainly has contributed to the wealth of the philosophic community--this book is something of a cult classic among academics--by reminding deep thinkers not to take themselves too seriously. Track down a copy of "A Porcine History of Philosophy and Religion" and enjoy a deep, philosophical chuckle.