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ISBN 978-0-8126-9730-8


238 pages

Fall 2011

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy

Soaking Up Secrets under the Sea!

Edited by Joseph J. Foy
Volume 60 in the Popular Culture and Philosophy® series

Are you ready, kids of all ages?

Aye, aye, Captain!

Spongebob Squarepants and Philosophy brings you in-depth enlightenment from those wordly-wise echinoderms, gastropods, and crustaceans in the utopian city-state of Bikini Bottom. Will this book change your life forever? Does a pet snail meow?

“Friedrich Nietzsche once said ‘You must learn to be a sponge if you want to be loved by hearts that overflow’. Square and yellow here we come! By delving into the mind of the greatest sponge who ever lived, this book will help us all get in touch with our inner poriferan.”

—Sharon M. Kaye, co-author of Philosophy for Teens and editor of The Onion and Philosophy

“I smell the smelly smell of something that smells . . . well, like a book that actually relates philosophical mysteries to one of the most-watched cartoons for kids and adults of all time. Whether you identify with Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, Plankton, or the kitchen sponge himself, you’ll find the chapters of this book as exhilarating as a visit to Bikini Bottom.”

—Robert Arp, Consulting Ontologist and author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving

“There’s more to Bikini Bottom than meets the eye spots, and here’s the proof! If you’re not sure whether SpongeBob SquarePants is just a big child or if the plants in Texas are dumb or doubt that Squidward’s school really is for grown-ups, this is the book for you.”

—Josef Steiff, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking

Joseph J. Foy is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. He edited the award-winning Homer Simpson Goes to Washington: American Politics through Popular Culture. When not teaching classes, he sits with Jack Kahuna Laguna, staring into the fire, waiting for all secrets to be revealed.

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