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Stephen Colbert and Philosophy : I Am Philosophy (And So Can You!) (Original) (Paperback)

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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.
This collection is crammed with thoughtful and amusing chapters, each written by a philosopher and all focused on Colbert's inimitable reality--from his word creations to his position as faux pundit--and examining his greatest forums, including The Colbert Report, his best-selling book, and his public performances. Original.
Edition: Original
Number of Pages: 276
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Criticism
Series Title: Popular Culture and Philosophy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2009
TCIN: 11762362
UPC: 9780812696615
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-3190
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