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    Physical Philosophy: Martial Arts as Embodied Wisdom.Jason Holt - 2023 - Philosophies 8 (1):14.
    While defining martial arts is not prerequisite to philosophizing about them, such a definition is desirable, helping us resolve disputes about the status of hard cases. At one extreme, Martínková and Parry argue that martial arts are distinguished from both close combat (as unsystematic) and combat sports (as competitive), and from warrior arts (as lethal) and martial paths (as spiritual). At the other extreme, mixed martial arts pundits and Bruce Lee speak of combat sports generally as martial arts. I argue (...)
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    Virtual domains for sports and games.Jason Holt - 2016 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 10 (1):5-13.
    Videogames present deep challenges for traditional concepts of sport and games. Cybersport in particular suggests that sport might be transposed into digital arenas, and videogames in general provide apparently striking counterexamples to the orthodox Suitsian theory of games, seeming to lack strictly prelusory goals and perhaps even also constitutive rules. I argue as follows: if any cybersports count as genuine sports, it will be those most closely resembling uncontroversial core instances of sport, those that essentially involve gross motor skill. Even (...)
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    Kinetic Beauty: The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport.Jason Holt - 2019 - New York, NY: Routledge.
    Sport aesthetics is an important but often marginalized field in the philosophy of sport. Kinetic Beauty offers a comprehensive, principled, pluralist introduction to the philosophical aesthetics of sport. The book tackles a wide variety of issues in the philosophical aesthetics of sport, proposing a five-level analysis that coordinates extant scholarship on the same conceptual map, reveals gaps in the literature, and motivates a fresh perspective on stubborn debates and novel topics in the field. This is an excellent resource for professors (...)
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    Book Symposium: Jason Holt, Kinetic Beauty: The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport.Jason Holt, Stephen Mumford, John E. MacKinnon & Andrew Edgar - 2023 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 17 (3):369-392.
    This book symposium on Jason Holt’s Kinetic Beauty: The Philosophical Aesthetics of Sport includes commentaries from Stephen Mumford, John E. MacKinnon and Andrew Edgar with replies from Holt.
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    Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness.Jason Holt - 2003 - Peterborough, CA: Broadview Press.
    Ever since its discovery nearly thirty years ago, the phenomenon of blindsight — vision without visual consciousness — has been the source of great controversy in the philosophy of mind, psychology, and the neurosciences. Despite the fact that blindsight is widely acknowledged to be a critical test-case for theories of mind, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness is the first extended treatment of the phenomenon from a philosophical perspective. Holt argues, against much received wisdom, for a thorough-going materialism — the (...)
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    Horses as players in equine sports.Jason Holt - 2023 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 17 (4):456-464.
    Though animal ethics in sport obviously applies most urgently to cases of animals at mortal risk (e.g., hunting and bullfighting) or vulnerable to various types of abuse (e.g., doping and harmful training practices), less obvious domains bear scrutiny as well. Here I examine whether we can strictly take not just riders but horses to be players in equine sports. There is an apparent tension in the concept of equestrian prowess, a peculiar blend of skills and attitudes, between regarding horses as (...)
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  7. Art by Jerks.Bernard Wills & Jason Holt - 2017 - Contemporary Aesthetics 15 (1).
     
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  8. Blindsight in debates about qualia.Jason Holt - 1999 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (5):54-71.
    Blindsight is a hot topic in philosophy, especially in discussions of consciousness. Here I critically examine various attempts to bring blindsight to bear on debates about qualia -- the raw constituents of consciousness. I argue that blindsight does not unequivocally support any particular theory of qualia. It does, however, vindicate the view that there are qualia, despite arguments -- most notably by Daniel Dennett -- to the contrary.
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    MMA and the purist/partisan distinction.Jason Holt & Marc Ramsay - 2023 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 50 (1):18-35.
    The purist/partisan distinction has dominated recent discussions of sport spectatorship and sport aesthetics. The focus of such discussions, however, has been sport in general or, often implicitly, team sports in particular. Here, using mixed martial arts (MMA) as a case study, we argue that specific aspects of the sport in question can significantly affect how the purist/partisan distinction plays out for viewers. MMA’s status as an individual combat sport mitigates, in illuminating ways, the partisanship displayed so prominently among fans of (...)
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    A Comparative Philosophy of Sport and Art.Jason Holt - 2023 - British Journal of Aesthetics 63 (4):605-608.
    Sport aesthetics historically has been somewhat marginalized in the philosophy of sport, which is itself a marginalized focus in philosophy—to some degree, not.
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  11. A Darker Shade: Realism in Neo-Noir.Jason Holt - 2006 - In Mark T. Conard & Robert Porfirio (eds.), The philosophy of film noir. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. pp. 23--40.
     
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  12. Philosophy of Sport: Core Readings.Jason Holt (ed.) - 2013 - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada: Broadview Press.
    Unlike hefty anthologies and skinny monographs, this volume offers both concision and breadth: a mesomorphic text. The division of the book into two parts, the first on the nature of sport, the second on rules and values, is a natural one, reaching out from a grasp of what sport is toward an understanding of what it ought to be. In addition to the carefully selected readings, the book includes discussion questions and ideas for further inquiry, laying out the depth of (...)
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    Irrationality and “Gut” Reasoning.Jason Holt & Amber L. Griffioen - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 309–325.
    Jon Stewart's continued criticism of the inconsistency and irrationality of the American media, the notion of truthiness has relevance for any fan of The Daily Show. This chapter looks a little bit more closely at two notions of truthiness. Focusing on the first sense, it draws some parallels between truthiness and paradigm cases of motivated epistemic irrationality like wishful thinking and self‐deception. Then, it turns to the second sense to see if relying on our guts in the way Colbert suggests (...)
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  14. The 'ideal' swing, the 'idea' body: myths of optimization.Jason Holt & Laurence E. Holt - 2013 - In Philosophy of Sport: Core Readings. Peterborough, Ontario, Canada: Broadview Press.
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    Jon Stewart and the Fictional War on Christmas.Jason Holt & David Kyle Johnson - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 231–246.
    Every December we are told there is a war on Christmas. Jon Stewart, however, claims that this war is a farce. In 2005, Fox News correspondent John Gibson published The War on Christmas, and Bill O'Reilly complained about businesses such as Walmart saying “Happy Holidays” to their customers instead of “Merry Christmas.” Christmas celebrations were largely illegal in both England and the Americas during the 1600 s and 1700 s. Christmas made a cultural comeback in the early 1800 s, but (...)
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    The Daily Show's Exposé of Political Rhetoric.Jason Holt & Liam P. Dempsey - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 167–180.
    This chapter considers The Daily Show's unique capacity to demonstrate, through satire, misuses of reason in politics and the media. It considers examples taken from “Indecision 2004,” more recent examples from “Indecision 2012,” and some from The Colbert Report. The chapter begins by considering The Daily Show's treatment of the more common logical fallacies employed by politicians and their exponents. Next, it discusses various political appeals to emotion exposed by The Daily Show. Then, it considers some of The Daily Show's (...)
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    The Fake, the False, and the Fictional.Jason Holt & Michael Gettings - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 23–37.
    According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Institute, regular Daily Show viewers seem to learn about current events from the self‐billed “fake news” program. The question of how fake news can inform people about real news touches on a question posed by philosophers: How do we learn truth from a work of fiction, something typically full of falsehoods? After all, a typical work of fiction is about pretend characters in pretend situations doing pretend things. Where's the truth in (...)
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    Evolution, Schmevolution.Jason Holt & Massimo Pigliucci - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 247–264.
    This chapter examines the real status of the scientific theory of evolution and what people mean by intelligent design. More generally, it explores the proper relationship between science and religion, not to mention politics, in early 21st century America. These concepts are examined through the inquiring minds and sharp tongues of Jon Stewart, Lewis Black of the “Evolution, Schmevolution” series, and former Daily Show “correspondent” Ed Helms.
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    Jon the Cynic.Jason Holt & Alejandro Bárcenas - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 114–124.
    Jon Stewart, a cynic? Perhaps not, according to some die‐hard fans. But it's not difficult to imagine that for many viewers of The Daily Show, even those who enjoy watching the host “speak truth to power,” Stewart is no more than a neatly dressed cynic. The cynics lived in the heart of ancient democracies, confronting accepted habits, unchallenged assumptions, and above all institutional corruption. Their aim wasn't just to avoid what they considered to be harmful pursuits and practices, but to (...)
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  20. The Interconnection of Aesthetics and Ethics as Revealed in Martial Arts.Sylvia Burrow & Jason Holt - 2019 - Fair Play, Journal of Philosophy, Ethics and Law of Sport 14 (1):73-91.
    The authors show that martial arts illustrate how ethical and aesthetic value intersect within and beyond sport. While they do not aim to provide a comprehensive analysis of martial arts in this paper, they do plan to draw parallels between sport and martial arts for the purpose of recognizing how martial arts practice may be both aesthetically pleasing and grounded in ethically relevant aims. The upshot of this paper is not wholly positive, however, since the authors draw attention to ethically (...)
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    A comprehensivist theory of art.Jason Holt - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (4):424-431.
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    A Comprehensivist Theory Of Art.Jason Holt - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36:424-431.
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    America (The Book).Jason Holt & Steve Vanderheiden - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 265–280.
    The Daily Show has emerged as one of the most influential media sources for political information. The same reliance on satire and parody as a means of social and political critique is on display in the show's spin‐off book, America. Both the book and television show aim to hold up a mirror to the contemporary United States. The lack of meaningful public participation in self‐governance isn't America's only critique of contemporary American democracy. A second theme is the narrow range of (...)
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    A Tea Party for Me the People.Jason Holt & Rachael Sotos - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 281–297.
    When America's Thomas Jefferson insists that work hard to perfect the work of the Framers, he exhorts us to carry forth the creative, revolutionary spirit ourselves. In Kevin Bleyer's Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States, Thomas Jefferson is a constant source of inspiration. Me the People doesn't remain at the level of theory. The chapter on the Judiciary, devoted to Bleyer's improbable lunch with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the Justice most (...)
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  25. Blindsight: An Essay in the Philosophy of Psychology and Mind.Jason Holt - 1999 - Dissertation, The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
    Although philosophers acknowledge the significance of blindsight for theories of mind---indeed, some try to trade on it---they have not given the phenomenon the extended treatment it deserves. In helping to fill this gap, I argue that despite attempts to use it in undermining qualia , blindsight supports realism about qualia, and an identity theoretic account of them. ;In Chapter 1 I argue against attempts by Dennett and the Churchlands to use blindsight in undermining qualia. I complement this by criticizing their (...)
     
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    GOP Almighty.Jason Holt, Roberto Sirvent & Neil Baker - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 197–210.
    This chapter shows how The Daily Show targets those political and religious leaders who claim to receive clear revelations from the divine, either by their own particular religious experiences and practices or through sacred texts. It considers some of the ways Stewart calls into question their apparently unquestionable grasp of the mind of God. Philosophers like the famous English thinker John Locke have made their living by carefully examining not only the nature of the world around us, but also the (...)
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    Introduction.Jason Holt - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 1–3.
    This is the introductory chapter of The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy: More Moments of Zen, More Indecision Theory, which shows why and how The Daily Show is philosophically engaging and significant. The book is divided into five “segments”. It starts by focusing on fake news: what's distinctive about it, what it does, how it works (“headlines”). Then it segues into discussions of Jon Stewart as a philosopher figure, reflecting deep concerns some of which have existed for‐literally‐millennia (“live report”). Next (...)
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    Jews! Camera 3.Jason Holt & Joseph A. Edelheit - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 125–136.
    Many pop culture pundits find characteristics of Jewish humor in their analysis of Jon Stewart's Jewish identity. Though no one has ever suggested that Stewart's a “good Jew,” Stewart still radiates a Jewish persona. This persona and Stewart's satiric treatment of Judaism echo Martin Buber's philosophy. What links the great humanist and the contemporary television satirist is that both point to the outside world and then explain to others what they should have seen. Our pursuit of Buber begins with Stewart's (...)
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    Jon Stewart.Jason Holt & Terrance MacMullan - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 83–101.
    Six years ago, the author wrote a book chapter about why intellectuals, especially philosophers, should study and emulate Jon Stewart if they want to return to being relevant public intellectuals. America needs his brand of popular intellectual criticism even more than we did six years ago, as our civic and political discourse has been almost entirely eclipsed by nasty invective and political spin. Indeed, Stewart's fake news is actually one of our last examples of real, engaged political philosophy that was (...)
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    Keeping It (Hyper) Real.Jason Holt & Kellie Bean - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 69–82.
    Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are not the only purveyors of fake news, but they are among the few media figures willing to admit it. Fake news looks a lot like actual news. Both The Colbert Report and The Daily Show push fake news beyond satire. As a result, they enact the postmodern condition described in the philosophical works of Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007). In Baudrillard's terms, these shows are only possible in an age when news has become a simulacrum of (...)
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    Leonard Cohen and Philosophy: Various Positions.Jason Holt (ed.) - 2014 - Open Court.
    This book examines the poet and singer/songwriter through the analysis of various philosophical positions.
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    More Bullshit.Jason Holt, Kimberly Blessing & Joseph Marren - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 137–154.
    In an interview in Rolling Stone magazine, Jon Stewart explained that the point of view of The Daily Show “is that we're passionately opposed to bullshit.” This might explain why Stewart invited Ivy League philosopher Harry Frankfurt to appear on The Daily Show (March 14, 2005) to discuss his bestseller On Bullshit. Philosopher‐comedian Stewart followed up the discussion of the lie/bullshit distinction with the following question, which he posed to Frankfurt but never quite let him answer: “What is the difference (...)
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    Mumford on aesthetic–moral interaction in sport.Jason Holt - 2017 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 44 (1):72-80.
    Stephen Mumford argues that aesthetic and moral values in sport are interdependent, focusing on cases where immorality taints beautiful performance. This interdependence thesis is insightful but, I argue, in need of refinement, as its normative implications are unclear and perhaps implausible. I also challenge Mumford’s perspective on the infamous Dynamo Kiev death match. Whereas Mumford claims that the match’s morally oppressive circumstances detract from it so that ‘it was not something knowingly we should have admired aesthetically’, I argue that, on (...)
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    “Nothing I Could Teach Him”: Good Burns and Best Readings.Jason Holt - forthcoming - Dialogue:1-11.
    Résumé Steven Burns soutient que les œuvres d'art riches ont tendance à donner lieu à des lectures meilleures plutôt qu’à des interprétations ambiguës. Ce n'est pas une simple affirmation statistique. Burns soutient qu'une telle richesse rendra l'ambiguïté moins probable ou moins durable. Dans cet article, je critique la position de Burns à partir de mon point de vue de champion de l'interprétabilité multiple. Ajouter des détails à une œuvre ambiguë pourrait ne pas lever son ambiguïté, et pourrait au contraire augmenter (...)
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    Neologization à la Stewart and Colbert.Jason Holt - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 298–308.
    “Neologism” refers to new meanings that are given to old words (which we might call “paleologisms”). This chapter deals with neologisms in the first sense. Neologisms run the gamut from the atrocious to the sublime. On a more theoretical plane, as every word was a neologism at some point, figuring out how words become words at all—how something becomes a meaningful word in a language—will enrich our understanding of language in general, of what it means to mean. The chapter explains (...)
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  36. Providing for Aesthetic Experience.Jason Holt - 2010 - Reason Papers 32:75-91.
     
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  37. Philosophy of Sport: Core Readings - Second Edition.Jason Holt - 2022 - Peterborough, CA: Broadview Press.
    This second edition of _Philosophy of Sport: Core Readings_ provides an overview of core topics in the field, ranging from fundamental questions about the nature of sport to ethical issues at the forefront of discussions of what sport should be. On the nature of sport, readers will gain a solid understanding of fundamental theories of games, play, and sports, as well as sport epistemology, the esports controversy, and sport aesthetics. Topics in the ethics of sport include performance-enhancing drugs, cheating, gamesmanship, (...)
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    Profaning the Sacred.Jason Holt & Matthew S. LoPresti - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 211–230.
    The three major philosophical responses to religious diversity includes exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism. These isms reflect distinct philosophical attitudes and presuppositions held by religious zealots, secular heathens, and all those wimpy fence‐sitting agnostics in between. To make their significance available to the uninitiated, this chapter explores these philosophical positions through the wisdom of the God Machine's high priests: Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, and Ed Helms. By examining the philosophical responses to religious diversity, one can begin to understand how the responses (...)
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    Rallying Against the Conflictinator.Jason Holt & Gerald J. Erion - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 5–22.
    While The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is certainly entertaining, it can also deliver a deeper analysis of our contemporary media environment. Stewart's analysis echoes that of the celebrated New York University media theorist Neil Postman, whose discerning insights seem to ground some of The Daily Show's sharpest comic bits. Much of The Daily Show's sharpest comedy requires its audience to grasp a Postman‐like criticism of television news. In addition, Stewart himself seems to offer a more general critique of today's (...)
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    Superassertibility and Asymptotic Truth.Jason Holt - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (1):109-122.
    RésuméUne partie des raisons invoquées par Wright en faveur de sa théorie «neutre» de la vérité tiennent à ce qu'il considère comme déficiente à plusieurs égards une approche apparentée proposée par Putnam. Je soutiens ici que ces déficiences affectent soit les deux doctrines, soit ni l'une ni l'autre, mais que celle de Wright est néanmoins supérieure. À mettre ensemble l'explication du prédicat de vérité offerte par Putnam et l'extension qu'il entend lui attribuer, on se heurte en effet à un dilemme (...)
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    Superassertibility and Asymptotic Truth.Jason Holt - 1999 - Dialogue 38 (1):109-.
    RÉSUMÉ: Une partie des raisons invoquées par Wright en faveur de sa théorie «neutre» de la vérité tiennent à ce qu'il considère comme déficiente à plusieurs égards une approche apparentée proposée par Putnam. Je soutiens ici que ces déficiences affectent soit les deux doctrines, soit ni l'une ni l'autre, mais que celle de Wright est néanmoins supérieure. À mettre ensemble l'explication du prédicat de vérité offerte par Putnam et l'extension qu'il entend lui attribuer, on se heurte en effet à un (...)
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    Stewart and Socrates.Jason Holt & Judith Barad - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 102–113.
    As in America, so in Athens, citizens received a basic education that made them literate and gave them simple skills. But if Athenian families wanted their children to be successful, more was needed. This concern with success led to the birth of sophism in the second half of the fifth century BCE. The Daily Show commonly takes on sophists in its satirical news segments. Jon Stewart's primary objects of derision, though, are sophists in politics and the mainstream media. The ironic (...)
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    Seriously Funny.Jason Holt & Greg Littmann - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 56–68.
    The Daily Show is simultaneously one of the funniest television programs ever made and one of the most earnest voices calling for political change in the United States. Why engage in political mockery like that seen on The Daily Show? Obviously, we like to be entertained, and The Daily Show is very funny; but like the work of other political satirists throughout history, The Daily Show also serves to promote a political agenda. Yet it's precisely The Daily Show's ability to (...)
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    The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News.Jason Holt (ed.) - 2007 - Blackwell.
    Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and its spin-off show, The Colbert Report Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality ...
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    The Daily Show.Jason Holt & Rachael Sotos - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 38–55.
    Some theorists, such as Ian Reilly, locate satirical fake news like The Daily Show at the very core of the Fifth Estate. Although The Daily Show exemplifies the Fifth Estate for Reilly, his ideal vision of satirical fake news as linking theory and practice, critique and action, is better reflected by media hoaxsters the Yes Men. To appreciate the function of the fake news elaborating the ethos of the Fifth Estate, it is instructive to consider places outside of North America (...)
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  46. The Daily Show and Philosophy: Moments of Zen in the Art of Fake News.Jason Holt (ed.) - 2009 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    An entertaining and insightful examination of the Emmy-award winning American satirical news show, broadcast on Comedy Central in the US, and on More4 in the UK and CNN International around the world. Includes discussion of both _The Daily Show_ and its spin-off show, _The Colbert Report_ Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth, knowledge, reality and the American Way Highlights the razor sharp critical skills of Jon Stewart and his colleagues Faces tough and surprisingly funny questions about politics, religion, and (...)
     
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    The Daily Show Way.Jason Holt & Roben Torosyan - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 181–196.
    Despite Stewart admitting his own “socialist” sympathies, The Daily Show often critiques not only right‐leaning but left‐leaning language. Interestingly, despite the show's ironic satire, it aims at greater accuracy as a means to the larger end of truth in general, a stream of thinking termed “modernism.” But in “postmodernism,” truth is seen more as a continuum and a process. The show and its writers “teach that deliberation is not a means to an end but an end in itself. Discussion, dialogue, (...)
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    Thank God It's Stephen Colbert!Jason Holt & Kevin S. Decker - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 326–339.
    This chapter examines the sense of irony along with the parallels between the persona of “Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report” and the character of the “ironist” discussed both by philosophical Romantics in the nineteenth century as well as the American philosopher Richard Rorty (1931–2007). For both Colbert and Rorty, irony can be funny and refreshing, and yet at the same time represents a challenge to our beliefs. The chapter looks at the differences between verbal irony and its more robust (...)
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    The Philosophy of Mixed Martial Arts: Squaring the Octagon.Jason Holt & Marc Ramsay (eds.) - 2021 - Routledge.
    This is the first book to pay MMA the serious philosophical attention it deserves. The book explores topics such as whether MMA qualifies as a martial art, the differences between MMA and the traditional martial arts, the aesthetic dimensions of MMA, the limits of consent and choice in MMA and whether MMA can promote moral virtues.
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    The Senior Black Correspondent.Jason Holt & John Scott Gray - 2013 - In William Irwin (ed.), The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 155–166.
    Jon Stewart often delivers the satire himself, but nearly every episode also features at least one of The Daily Show's numerous correspondents. This chapter focuses on Larry Wilmore, who as Senior Black Correspondent is able to discuss issues of race in ways that a white correspondent probably could not. For example, Wilmore has discussed how the election of Barack Obama could be perceived by the African‐American community in the United States, proposing that peer pressure creates a monolithic voting block among (...)
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