ITV launches Philosophy X Factor

Tonight’s launch of Philosophy X Factor will have Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole in search of the UK’s cleverest. ‘In the first show, viewers will thrill to the cut-and- thrust of Edmund Burke and G.E.Moore trying to grab votes on a burning philosophical issue,’ says Mr Cowell. ‘Philosophy is made for TV and our audiences will be out of their minds with excitement.’

Future contestants include Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Hobbes, Plato and Sting. The show has been welcomed by philosophers who point out that it has already produced a revolutionary variation on the Cartesian, ‘Cogito, ergo sum’ – ‘I do not think, therefore I am Simon Cowell.’


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