How do you get someone who doesnâ€™t care about philosophy but loves TV shows like The Simpsons, South Park, and the Sopranos? Simple. Get them a book about the philosophy of each show. Yes there really are books about the philosophy of these shows. Thereâ€™s The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh! of Homer (2001), South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating (2007), and The Sopranos and Philosophy: I Kill Therefore I Am (2004). All books from the popular culture and philosophy series of Open Court Publishing. Just from the titles alone youâ€™ll get their attention.
So how about if they donâ€™t watch TV and like music instead well then you can recommend any of the following:
There are also books for geeks, movie lovers, Harley enthusiasts and more. If you donâ€™t find your topic of particular interest whatâ€™s great is that you can submit the topic to Open Court Publishing and theyâ€™ll consider whether it is worth doing a philosophy volume on. They prefer very specific topics so make sure you think up something really interesting and specific. So far theyâ€™re at the 38th volume and have 14 more topics in line. Do check out their site Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ll find something of interest.