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It's Always Sunny and Philosophy 

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ISBN 978-0-8126-9891-6

$19.95
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226 + x pages

 2015

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It's Always Sunny and Philosophy

The Gang Gets Analyzed

Edited by Roger Hunt and Robert Arp
Volume 91 in the Popular Culture and Philosophy® series

Here’s a very deep philosophy book about degenerate low-lifes, by degenerate low-lifes, for degenerate low-lifes. It extracts amazing ontological, epistemological, and pataphysical insights from that immortal and profound TV show, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

  • Friedrich Nietzsche foresaw everything the Gang at Paddy’s Pub would do!
  • The Gang’s guiding principles are just the same as the glorious values of Homeric heroes!
  • The Gang always follows respectable theories of ethics, kind of!
  • The Gang strictly complies with scientific method, kind of!
  • The Gang is never evil— just sometimes illogical!
  • The all-powerful Id speaks through the noble game of CharDee MacDennis!
  • The Church really should canonize Charlie, because it’s all about free will!

“You’d be a jabroni not to read this book.”

—Rick Anderson, famous independent TV critic

“Hello! Borna Radnik here! Is your brain making too much noise all the time? Is your mind constantly stomping around, driving you crazy? Are your thoughts clawing at the furniture? Think there’s no answer? You’re so stupid! There totally is! Finally, here’s an elegant, comfortable, salubrious, and erotic collection of essays for It’s Always Sunny fans. Are you obsessed with notions of Psychology, Virtue, the Good, Morality, and Truth? Didn’t think so! Are your thoughts obese or emaciated? It doesn’t matter! It’s Always Sunny and Philosophy fits all sizes of synapses!”

— Borna Radnik, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University

Roger Hunt studied philosophy at Montana State University, the University of Canterbury, and Boston University. He’s in training as a psychoanalyst at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and is author of the highly-regarded re-evaluation of Freudian theory, Freud: A Mosaic (2012). Robert Arp has written and edited many works in both academic and popular philosophy, including The Devil and Philosophy: The Nature of His Game (2014), 1001 Ideas that Changed the Way We Think (2013), and What’s Good on TV? Teaching Ethics through Television (2011).

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