Family Guy and Philosophy (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #9) (Paperback)

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This is book number 9 in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.


Family Guy and Philosophy brings together low-brow, potty-mouthed, cartoon humor and high-brow philosophical reflection to deliver an outrageously hilarious and clever exploration of one of TV's most unrelenting families. Ok, it's not that high-brow.

  • A sharp, witty and absurd exploration of one of television's most unrelenting families, the stars of one of the biggest-selling TV series ever on DVD, now in its fourth season
  • Tackles the perennial positions of Family Guy at the same time as contemplating poignant philosophical issues
  • Takes an introspective look at what this show can teach us about ethics, ego, religion, death, and of course, time-travel
  • Considers whether Family Guy is really a vehicle for conservative politics, and whether we should be offended by the show, as well as diving into the philosophy of the cast

About the Author

J. Jeremy Wisnewski is Assistant Professor at Hartwick College. He is the author of Wittgenstein and Ethical Inquiry: A Defense of Ethics as Clarification (2007) and The Politics of Agency: Toward a Pragmatic Approach to Philosophical Anthropology (2008). He is also the editor of The Office and Philosophy (Blackwell, 2008).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781405163163
ISBN-10: 140516316X
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: August 27th, 2007
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture