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South Park and philosophy : you know, I learned something today

Author: Robert Arp
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2007.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Uses familiar characters and episodes to illustrate topics such as moral relativism, freedom of expression, gay marriage, blasphemy, democracy, feminism, animal ethics, existential questions and much more"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Arp
ISBN: 9781405161602 1405161604
OCLC Number: 82672116
Description: xii, 273 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Sucking balls and fucking off : an introduction to the bothersome South Park and Philosophy / Robert Arp --
Flatulence and philosophy : a lot of hot air, or the corruption of youth? / William W. Young III --
Is it okay to laugh at South Park? / Catherine Yu --
Blasphemous humor in South Park / Kevin J. Murtagh --
The Chewbacca defense : a South Park logic lesson / Robert Arp --
You know, I learned something today : Stan Marsh and the ethics of belief / Henry Jacoby --
Respect my authorita! : is Cartman "the law," and even if he is, why should we obey him? / Mark D. White --
Oh my god! : they killed Kenny ... again : Kenny and existentialism / Karin Fry --
The philosophical passion of the Jew : Kyle the philosopher / William J. Devlin --
The invisible gnomes and the invisible hand : South Park and libertarian philosophy / Paul A. Cantor --
South Park and the open society : defending democracy through satire / David Valleau Curtis and Gerald J. Erion --
"Vote or die, bitch" --
the myth that every vote counts and the pitfalls of a two-party system / John Scott Gray --
They satirized my prophet ... those bastards! South Park and blasphemy / David R. Koepsell --
You can't get married, you're faggots : Mrs. Garrison and the gay marriage debate / Jacob M. Held --
Just don't kill baby cows / Cynthia McWilliams --
Four-assed monkeys : genetics and gen-ethics in small-town Colorado / Scott Calef --
Raisins, whores, and boys : gender and sexuality in South Park / Ellen Miller --
AWESOM-O and the possibility and implications of artificial intelligence / Randall M. Jensen --
Stan's future self and evil cartman : personal identity in South Park / Shai Biderman --
Cartmanland and the problem of evil / David Kyle Johnson --
Religious pluralism and the super best friends / Jeffrey Dueck --
Aesthetic value, ethos, and Phil Collins : the power of music in South Park / Per F. Broman --
Satan Lord of darkness in South Park cosmology / Dale Jacquette --
Special surprise bonus! : an interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone (not really ... it's made up) --
Screw you guys ... I'm going home : acknowledgments --
Chef's salty ball-less index.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Arp.
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