The course is titled ‘D’oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy’.
The University of Glasgow is offering a unique philosophy course, based on TV series ‘The Simpsons’.
‘D’oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy’ is a short course which costs £30 and will explore ideas of philosophy through Matt Groening’s long running animated series.
You can now take a university philosophy course based on TV series ‘The Simpsons’
The course’s promotional material reads: “The Simpsons is one of the modern world’s greatest cultural artefacts, partly because it is so full of philosophy.
“Aristotle, Kant, Marx, Camus, and many other great thinkers’ ideas are represented in what is arguably the purest of philosophical forms – the comic cartoon.”
“This day-school will explore philosophy’s most inspiring ideas as presented in Matt Groening’s monument to the absurdities of human existence,” it continues.
“Come along for a day of learning and explore some of philosophy’s most inspiring ideas as presented in The Simpsons.”
The course is being run by university tutor John Donaldson.
'The Simpson's' creator Matt Groening was himself a philosophy student.
But the show is not just philosophical, it can also be eerily psychic as well, such as when it predicted the election of Donald Trump in an episode from 16 years ago.
After their prediction came true, the opening credits for the new episode which aired following the election on Sunday, November, 13, had Bart’s scrawling over and over again on a blackboard, "Being right sucks".