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Title Louis C.K. and philosophy : you don't get to be bored / edited by Mark Ralkowski.
Publication Chicago : Open Court, [2016]
Copyright date ©2016
Description xx, 303 pages ; 23 cm.
Call # 791.4502 L
Series Popular culture and philosophy ; v 99
Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 99.
Contents Everything's amazing and nobody is happy / Max Elder -- Sex has something behind it / John Heaney -- When to hate and when to be irate / Daniel Malloy -- On being a dead person who hasn't died yet / Mark Ralkowski -- Just want a shitty body / Bekka Williams -- You're gonna die / Ethan Mills -- Because nothing can't be / Joseph R. Kirkland -- Should Jane get to be bored? / Daniel Addison -- What fuckin' chance does this kid have / Joseph Westfall -- On "crying like a bitch" / Roberto Sirvent and Joel Avery -- Louis C.K.'s no-bullshit philosphy / Marie Snyder -- Confronting the "forever empty" / Brandon Polite -- Why? Why? Why? / Joel Walmsley -- Louis C.K.'s God / Silas Morgan and Roberto Sirvent -- God started in 1983 / Matt Destefano -- You're not starving / Phil Smolenski -- Louis's little belivies / Ryan Jawetz -- Believies are not motavaties / Jason Dockstader -- The playful though experiments of Louis C.K. / Chris A. Kramer -- Feminists can take a joke / Jennifer Mara -- If you're not white, you're missing out / Myisha Cherry -- Sometimes Cartesian / Eric Scholl -- Louis C.K. meets the unconcsious / Duncan Reyburn -- An hour / James Bliss.
Summary Charlie 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. Another 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 not can't be points to the philosophical problem of nothingness in relation to being. His religion is apathetic agnostic, 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 are soon going to die has its funny side.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290) and index.
Subject C. K., Louis -- Criticism and interpretation.
Popular culture -- Philosophy.
Addl. Author Ralkowski, Mark, editor.
ISBN 9780812699067 (paperback)
0812699068 (paperback)

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