|Wisnewski, J. Jeremy (ed.)|
Family Guy and Philosophy
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
1. Edition October 2007
2007. 232 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-1-4051-6316-3 - John Wiley & Sons
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.
From the contents
Table of Contents.
Acknowledgments: These people are freakin' sweet [Acknowledgements].
You Better Not Read This, Pal: An Introduction to Family Guy and Philosophy: J. Jeremy Wisnewski.
Part I. Those Good Ole' Fashion Values on which we used to rely.
1. Killing the Griffins: A Murderous Exposition of Postmodernism: J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Hartwick College).
2. Family Guy and God: Should Believers Take Offense?: Ray J. VanArragon (Bethel University).
3. Quagmire, Virtue, and Perversity: Shaun Miller (Weber State University).
4. Francis Griffin and the Church of the Holy Fonz: Religious Exclusivism and "Real" Religion: David Kyle Johnson (King's College).
Part II. Lucky there's a family guy! (And what a family!).
5. Let Us Now Praise Clueless Men: Peter Griffin and Philosophy: Jerry Samet (Brandeis University).
6. Lois: Portrait of a Mother (Or, Nevermind Death, Motherhood is a Bitch): Stephanie Empey (University of California, Riverside).
7. Mmmyez: Stewie and the Seven Deadly Sins: Sharon M. Kaye (John Carroll University).
8. The Other Children: The Significance of Meg and Chris: P. Sue Dohnimm.
9. He Thinks He's People: How Brian Made Personhood for the Dogs: Daniel Malloy (Appalachian State University).
Part III. He-he-he-he-he. You expected more lyrics, but you're getting logic, comedy, and the logic of comedy.
10. The Logic of Expectation: Family Guy and the Non Sequitur: Jonah P.B. Goldwater (Baruch College).
11. What Are You Laughing At (And Why)? Exploring the Humor of Family Guy: Andrew Terjesen (Washington and Lee University).
12. Thinkin' is Freakin' Sweet: Family Guy and Fallacies: Robert Arp (Florida State University).
13. The Simpsons Already Did It! This Show Is A Freakin' Rip-Off!: Shai Biderman (Boston University) and William J. Devlin (Boston University).
Part IV. Family Problems.
14. Is Brian More of a "Person" than Peter? Of Wills, Wantons, and Wives: Mark D. White (College of Staten Island).
15. The Ego is a Housewife Named Lois: Robert Sharp (University of Alabama).
16. The Lives and Times of Stewie Griffin: Tuomas Manninen (Arizona State University West).
17. Kierkegaard and the Norm (MacDonald) of Death: Adam Buben (University of South Florida).
Appendix: Everything you ever needed to know about Meg Griffin, as compiled by the contributors.
Notes on Contributors: What the deuce!?! They're real! (Most of them, anyway) [Contributor Bios].
Index: He-he-he-he-he-he ... You read books [Index]