South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating

Dr. Richard Hanley is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Delaware. He’s writing a book about South Park, to be released in late March. It’s called South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating.

It’s blasphemous. Provocative. And… um… penetrating. (Are you excited yet?)

It may possibly be the most offensive philosophy book ever written.

Here’s the beginning of the first chapter, titled: “May God Strike This Book Down!” (Click on the picture and expand it.)

South Park Book

You know you want to read the rest of it.

Go pre-order your copy here.

[tags]Richard Hanley, Philosophy, University of Delaware, South Park, South Park and Philosophy, Popular Culture, atheist, atheism[/tags]

  • Helen

    I see a fallacy in his argument.

    If he jumped up and down in front of you and said “Fuck you Hemant – now shoot me for that!” and you didn’t, it wouldn’t prove you didn’t exist.

    It would prove that either you don’t exist or you aren’t the sort of person who shoots people who swear at him.

  • jason

    helen has illuded to something very crucial. it is called ‘free-will’. we have the choice to do things or not to do things. the reason this would be is because we are created by a God who has that adsact same freedom to choose. He can choose to display His power or withhold it. infact, if we put terms and conditions on God wouldn’t we be ones then playing God?

    this is an interesting site!