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Stephen Colbert and Philosophy

I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!) (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By Aaron Allen Schiller (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 June 2009
At the head of "The Colbert Report, " one of the most popular shows on television, Stephen Colbert is a pop culture phenomenon. More than one million people backed his fake candidacy in the 2008 U.S. presidential election on Facebook, a testament to the particularly rich set of issues and emotions Colbert brings to mind. "Stephen Colbert and Philosophy" is crammed with thoughtful and amusing chapters, each written by a philosopher and all focused on Colbert's inimitable reality -- from his word creations (truthiness, wikiality, freem, and others) to his position as a faux-pundit who openly mocks Fox News and CNN. Although most of the discussion is centered around "The Colbert Report, " this collection does not neglect either his best-selling book, "I Am America (And So Can You!), " or his public performances, including his incendiary 2006 White House Press Correspondents' Dinner speech.
EAN: 9780812696615
ISBN: 0812696611
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 centimeters (0.41 kg)
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