Jim Henson and Philosophy: Imagination and the Magic of Mayhem (Paperback)
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Jim Henson's creations have inspired generations with characters that are among the world's most recognizable cultural icons. Henson's legacy endures because he never shied away from exploring deep questions, nor underestimated the ability of children (or adults) to grapple with profound philosophical issues. Anyone who grew up with his stories, or has fallen in love with his characters, will enjoy this book's exploration of the entertaining, educational and profound world of Jim Henson.
About the Author
Timothy M. Dale is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where he teaches courses on political philosophy. He is coeditor of the collections Homer Simpson Ponders Politics: Popular Culture as Political Theory (2013) and Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent in American Popular Culture (2010). Joseph J. Foy is associate campus dean at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. He edited the award-winning Homer Simpson Goes to Washington: Politics as Popular Culture (2008) and SpongeBob Square Pants and Philosophy (2011), and co-edited Homer Simpson Ponders Politics: Popular Culture as Political Theory (2013) and Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent in American Popular Culture (2010).