30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There

30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There

Description

A fascinating exploration of the philosophy behind NBCs hit TV series, 30 RockWith edgy writing and a great cast, 30 Rock is one of the funniest television shows on the airand where hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy ethical heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody two shoes", but what does it really mean to be good? Dr. Leo Spaceman routinely demonstrates that medicine is not a science, so what is the role of the incompetent professional in America today?In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow cast members are thrust onto the philosophical stage with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand other great thinkers to examine these key questions and many others that involve the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.Takes an entertaining, up-close look at the philosophical issues behind 30 Rock`s characters and storylines, from post-feminist ideals to workaholism and the meaning of lifeEquips you with a new understanding of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and other charactersGives you deep and meaningful new reasons (who knew?) for watching Tina Fey and your other favorites on 30 RockIdeal for both casual and diehard fans, this book is the essential companion for every 30 Rock-watcher.

Details

  • Author: William Irwin, J. Jeremy Wisnewski
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Blackwell
  • ISBN-10: 0470575581, 0470632836
  • ISBN-13: 9780470575581, 9780470632833
  • Pages: 243
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 3.2M
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