Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think! (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think! (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0812695933

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Monty Python and Philosophy: Nudge Nudge, Think Think! (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0812695933

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


From the 1970s cult TV show, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to the current hit musical Spamalot, the Monty Python comedy troupe has been at the center of popular culture and entertainment. The Pythons John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are increasingly recognized and honored for their creativity and enduring influence in the worlds of comedy and film. Monty Python and Philosophy extends that recognition into the world of philosophy. Fifteen experts in topics like mythology, Buddhism, feminism, logic, ethics, and the philosophy of science bring their expertise to bear on Python movies such as Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Flying Circus mainstays such as the Argument Clinic, the Dead Parrot Sketch, and, of course, the Bruces, the Pythons’ demented, song-filled vision of an Australian philosophy department. Monty Python and Philosophy follows the same hit format as the other titles in this popular series and explains all the philosophical concepts discussed in laymen’s terms.

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who cannot ever laugh at themselves, then yes, the comedy becomes a palpable threat as the humor becomes more intelligent. In the case of Monty Python’s Life of Brian, the better the film is at depicting the times of Christ, the more diabolical is the effect to pathetic followers of the dead God. Monty Python’s Life of Brian is, by the estimate of all the Pythons, their best film.14 Yet the British do not worry (much).15 How can this be sac-religious unless one has already taken the immortal soul

llamas decide to take over. T 83 84 Rebecca Housel Why the Pythons Chose Arthur and the Grail Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the top-rated comedic film in Great Britain according to the British Press Association, and the film ranks highly with American audiences, too. In fact, the popularity of the film in America has spilled over into other entertainment venues, notably the musical based on the film, Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols and written by Eric Idle. As they would later do

readings to his congregation of schoolboys goes like this: And spotteth twice they the camels before the third hour. And so the Midianites went forth to Ram Gilead in Kadesh Bilgemath by Shor Ethra Regalion, to the house of Gash-BilBetheul-Bazda, he who brought the butter dish to Balshazar and the tent peg to the house of Rashomon, and there slew they the goats, yea, and placed they the bits in little pots. Here endeth the lesson. Cleese then turns to his chaplain (Michael Palin) who rises to

there. Socrates is close to saying that death is actually part of life, if it is where life leads, so to know how to live fully you must know how to die properly. This doesn’t mean learning how to load a gun or knowing which poison is painless. But it does mean learning what will be lost through our death and the extent to which the things that will be lost matter. Supposedly we will come to see that 116 Stephen A. Erickson nothing will always be with us, for we will not be able to remain

Luberhundsfutgumberaber Schönedanker Kalbsfleisch Mittelracher von Hautkopf of Ulm, and A Companion to Bullshit. NUDGE NUDGE, THINK THINK! EDITED BY GARY L. HARDCASTLE AND ANDGEORGE GEORGE A. REISCH Monty Python and Philosophy Popular Culture and Philosophy Series Editor: William Irwin TM VOLUME 1 Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (2000) Edited by William Irwin VOLUME 12 Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful than You Can Possibly Imagine (2005) Edited by

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