Charlie Rose has called Louis C.K. the philosopher-king of comedy, and many have detected philosophical profundity in Louiss comedy, some of which has been watched tens of millions of times on YouTube and elsewhere. Louis C.K. and Philosophy is designed to help Louiss fans connect the dots between his pronouncements and living philosophical themes.Twenty-five philosophers examine the wisdom of Louis C.K. from a variety of philosophical perspectives. The chapters draw upon C.K.s standup comedy, the show Louie, and C.K.s other writings. There is no attempt to fit Louis into one philosophical school; instead the authors bring out the diverse aspects of the thought of Louis C.K.One writer looks at the different meanings of C.K.s statement, Youre gonna be dead way longer than you were alive. Another explores how Louis knows when hes awake and when hes dreaming, taking a few tips from Descartes. One chapter shows the affinity of C.K.s sick of living this bullshit life with Kierkegaards sickness unto death. Another pursues Louiss thought that we may by our lack of moral concern live a really evil life without thinking about it."e; C.K.'s religion is "e;apathetic agnostic,"e; conveyed in his thought experiment that God began work in 1982.
Louis C.K. and Philosophy