'The Simpsons' Latest News & Update: Philosophy Of Homer Simpson Course Offered In Glasglow University
Many articles have been written and released about how "The Simpsons," in multiple times, predicted the future. This includes the recent election result where Donald Trump won as the President of the United States.
The University of Glasgow in Scotland now offers a new course about the Philosophy of "The Simpsons" titled "D'oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy." This course is offered in the belief that the philosophy students have so much things to learn from the program.
John Donaldson created the course, insisting that the US cartoon "The Simpsons" is a perfect vehicle for introducing students to the subject. He also said that the beer-swilling Homer was a "complex character" who was hard not to like.
According to a report from the BBC, the one-day course will take moments from "The Simpsons" and relate them to philosophical questions around morality, free will and religion. It was designed for every member of the public who had an interest in philosophy.
"The Simpsons" was created by Matt Groening, who was also a student of philosophy which first aired in 1989. It is the longest running US sitcom and the longest-running US animated program,. The series gained enormous number of fans throughout the world.
"The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy" course takes popular themes from philosophy and applies them to the different episodes and characters in the Simpsons show. The course examines Aristotle's classic account of a virtuous character and compares it to Homer Simpsons. The philosophy students will then debate the arguments for and against whether they consider Homer virtuous.
On their website, University of Glasgow stated that "The Simpsons" is one of the modern world's greatest cultural artifacts because it is so full of philosophy in every episode. Mill, Aristotle, Kant, Camus and many other great philosopher and thinkers' ideas are represented in what is arguably the purest of philosophical forms: the comic cartoon.
The cost of the course is £30.00. The University of Glasgow also offered similar courses like "Game of Thrones and philosophy: politics, power, and war."