The Onion and Philosophy : Fake News Story True Alleges Indignant Area Professor Paperback / softback
Edited by Sharon M. Kaye
Part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series
The Onion, 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.
The Onion 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 the Onion so truthful and insightful.
Are the Onion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it?
Does the Onion 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 many Onion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are?
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Cricket Books, a division of Carus Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 16/12/2010
- Category: Serials, periodicals, abstracts, indexes
- ISBN: 9780812696875