The Onion And Philosophy: Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor by Sharon M. KayeThe Onion And Philosophy: Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor by Sharon M. Kaye

The Onion And Philosophy: Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor

EditorSharon M. Kaye

Paperback | December 11, 2010

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TheOnion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and it reaches millions more with its spin-off books and The Onion News Network. TheOnion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophical examination. Twenty-one philosophers were commissioned to figure out just what makes theOnion so truthful and insightful. Are theOnion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it? Does theOnion really have a serious point of view on religion? On sex? On politics? Who cares what Area Man thinks? If everyone's so dumb, how come so manyOnion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are? TheOnion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and it reaches millions more with its spin-off books and The Onion News Network. TheOnion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophical examination. Twenty-one philosophers were commissioned to figure out just what makes theOnion so truthful and insightful. Are theOnion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it? Does theOnion really have a serious point of view on religion? On sex? On politics? Who cares what Area Man thinks? If everyone's so dumb, how come so manyOnion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are?
Title:The Onion And Philosophy: Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area ProfessorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:December 11, 2010Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812696875

ISBN - 13:9780812696875

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