The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer  

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The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer is a collection of essays by various philosophers, explaining the relation between American animated sitcom, The Simpsons, and philosophy.

Comparisons include that of Bart Simpson and Nietzsche for their portrayal of anarchistic ethics, Maggie Simpson with Lao Zi for valuing silence, and Homer Simpson with Aristotle for living a "full life." Other sections in the book detail how the show makes philosophical statements, e.g., its opinions on sexual roles in politics.

The book has actually been taught in university, namely Siena Heights University

Contributing authors

David L.G. Arnold, Daniel Barwick, Eric Bronson, Paul A. Cantor, Mark T. Conard, Gerald J. Erion, Raja Halwani, Jason Holt, William Irwin, Kelley Dean Jolley, Deborah Knight, James Lawler, J.R. Lombardo, Carl Matheson, Jennifer L. McMahon, Aeon J. Skoble, Dale E. and James J. Snow, David Vessey, James J. Wallace, and Joseph A. Zeccardi

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