Campus Watch: The Simpsons to be the focus of Glasgow philosophy course

The one-day course is named “D’oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy” and is aimed at members of the public who have an interest in philosophy and want to learn more.

Participants in the course will study whether Homer is a “virtuous” character. It will also look at moments from The Simpsons, to try to relate them to philosophical questions surrounding the topics of morality, religion and free will.

The Simpsons first aired in 1989 and is the longest-running US animated programme. Recently, people have suggested that Matt Groening has the ability to predict events, as episode “Bart to the Future” created in 2000, showed Donald Trump as President.

The course will run on the 14th and 21st January, and the first date has already sold out.

Polly Hatcher


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