This College Is Teaching A Simpsons Philosophy Class
'D’oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy' sounds like a college course you made up on the spot, right?
Wrong. You can take it at Glasgow University in Scotland, and it's *super* interesting.
For almost 20 years, intellectuals and philosophers have been discussing Matt Groening’s cartoon creation.
Apparently, it discusses themes that books and cinema can't - being a cartoon, it focuses on two-dimensional characters - much in the same way philosophy focuses on two-dimensional themes, before expanding them.
Philosophy tutor John Donaldson, who will teach the new course, says the show is “full of philosophical themes”, drawing on important issues to make jokes and references that force us to think of the bigger picture. And we have to agree.
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