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- DescriptionCharlie Rose has called Louis C.K. the philosopher-king of comedy, and many have detected philosophical profundity in his material. Twenty-five philosophers examine the wisdom of Louis C.K. from a variety of philosophical perspectives. The chapters draw upon C.K.'s standup comedy, the show Louie, and C.K.'s other writings. One writer looks at the different meanings of C.K.'s statement, You're gonna be dead way longer than you were alive. One chapter shows the affinity of C.K.'s sick of living this bullshit life with Kierkegaard's sickness unto death. Ather pursues Louis's thought that we may by our lack of moral concern live a really evil life without thinking about it. C.K.'s insistence that things that are t can't be points to the philosophical problem of thingness in relation to being. His religion is apathetic agstic, conveyed in his thought experiment that God began work in 1982. Louis's argument that you can have the kind of body you want if you make yourself want a disgusting, shitty body, is the Stoic ethics of Epictetus. And, as C.K. has shown in so many ways, the fact that we're soon going to die has its funny side.
- Author BiographyMark Ralkowski is assistant professor of philosophy and honors at The George Washington University. He is author of Plato's Trial of Athens (2016) Heidegger's Platonism (2009) and editor of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Philosophy (2012) and Time and Death: Heidegger's Analysis of Finitude (2005). He lives in Takoma Park, MD.
- PublisherOpen Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
- Date of Publication21/04/2016
- SubjectHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Series TitlePopular Culture and Philosophy
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOpen Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
- Weight457 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byMark Ralkowski
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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