Simpsons Philosophy Paper

Simpsons Philosophy Paper

For your next paper, please use one of the topics covered in The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh! Of Homer. Again, you may discuss the show in your paper, but you do not have to do so. You could discuss one of the philosophical ideas or philosophers that informed the textbook. Please look on page 290-295 of your text to read famous quotes by the philosophers to help you get started on your paper. The second list is ideas covered in the chapters. You could also pull from the Philosophy sections of Chapters 9 “Ethical Dilemmas in Everyday Life” or Chapter 14 “Happiness and Its Discontents” of the Behrens and Rosen text. The paper should be 3-4 pages at minimum with a works cited list (that does not count toward page length requirement). Please cite three sources, one of which may be our text. Write well!




Anaximander (ca. 611-546 B.C.E)


Lao Tzu (born ca. 604 B.C.E.)

Anaximenes (ca. 585-528 B.C.E.)

Buddha (560-480 B.C.E.)

Confucius (ca. 551-479 B.C.E.)

Heraclitus (died ca. 510-480 354B.C.E.)

Parmenides (515-445 B.C.E.)

Socrates (470-399 B.C.E.)

Plato (428/7-348/7 B.C.E.)

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.)

Epicurus (341-270 B.C.E.)

Epictetus (50-130)

Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

Augustine (354-430)

Anselm (1033-1109)

Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)

John Locke (1632-1677)

Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716)

George Berkeley (1685-1753)

David Hume (1711-1776)

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831)

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Charles Sanders Pierce (1839-1914)

William James (1842-1910)

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Gottlob Frege (1848-1925)

Edmuch Husserl (1859-1938)

Henri Bergson (1859-1941)

John Dewey (1859-1952)

Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

GE Moore (1873-1958)

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Martin Heidegger (1889-1976)

Gilbert Ryle (1900-1976)

Karl Popper (1902-1995)

Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)

WVO Quine (1908-2000)

Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Albert Camus (1913-1960)


American Anti-Intellectualism

Silence in Eastern Vs. Western Philosophy

Moral Motivation

Virtues of Being Bad



Hyper Irony

Sexual Politics

The Moral World

Atomic Politics and the Nuclear Family


Satan and Happiness

Neighborly Love

The Function of Fiction: Heuristics


Marxist Literary Theory Applied to the Simpsons


Or any ideas from Behrens & Rosen Ch. 9 "Ethical Dilemmas in Everyday Life" or "Happiness and its Discontents"

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