Synopses & Reviews
At the head of The Colbert Report,
one of the most popular shows on television, Stephen Colbert is a pop culture phenomenon. More than one million people backed his fake candidacy in the 2008 U.S. presidential election on Facebook, a testament to the particularly rich set of issues and emotions Colbert brings to mind. Stephen Colbert and Philosophy
is crammed with thoughtful and amusing chapters, each written by a philosopher and all focused on Colbert's inimitable reality from his word creations (truthiness, wikiality, freem, and others) to his position as a faux-pundit who openly mocks Fox News and CNN. Although most of the discussion is centered around The Colbert Report,
this collection does not neglect either his best-selling book, I Am America (And So Can You!),
or his public performances, including his incendiary 2006 White House Press Correspondents' Dinner speech.