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30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
 
 

30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) [Kindle Edition]

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A fascinating exploration of the philosophy behind NBC’s hit TV series, 30 Rock

With edgy writing and a great cast, 30 Rock is one of the funniest television shows on the air—and 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 life
  • Equips you with a new understanding of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and other characters
  • Gives you deep and meaningful new reasons (who knew?) for watching Tina Fey and your other favorites on 30 Rock

Ideal for both casual and diehard fans, this book is the essential companion for every 30 Rock­-watcher.

From the Back Cover

Should you let Oprah be your guide? Is immoral behavior no laughing matter? Can Devon Banks choose his sexual orientation? Is that a dealbreaker? Hello, dummy. Wait! Don′t stop reading. This is really important. I′m dying. Okay, that was a lie. It′s about this TV show I love. I recently discovered that I′m a 30 Rock addict. From Jack Donaghy′s management advice to the things Liz Lemon has to do just to get a show on the air every week, 30 Rock raises all kinds of ethical dilemmas and philosophical issues. Okay, it′s not like reading Wittgenstein, but it makes you wise. Like a genetically manipulated shark. Every essay in 30 Rock and Philosophy takes some of my favorite scenes from the show and uses them to explain important philosophical issues. Even the most esoteric ideas become understandable when Kenneth is involved. So if you watch the show for Tracy′s antics, Dr. Spaceman′s medical advice, or just to look at Tina Fey, read this book and you′ll walk away knowing about the Frankfurt School, Aristotle, and Jack Donaghy′s sordid love life. Now that we have that out of the way, I have an idea for a business that could make us both millionaires. One word: floppy disks. To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 539 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470575581
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (24 Jun 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003V89Z2C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #438,037 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BLURGHHH!!! 9 Jun 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have read a few of the serous philosphy and (modern culture)
this was philosphy at its most entertaining makees so intresting and even fiunny points
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 22 Mar 2011
By Steve Willison - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved this book. It was extremely entertaining and very educational. I never realized how entertained I would be reading philisophical concepts via Liz Lemon.
4.0 out of 5 stars More non-fiction than humor 30 Aug 2014
By K. April Holgate - Published on Amazon.com
While I really enjoyed this book I expected a much funnier book. There was far more Philosophy here than I expected. Still a great lesson in how you can apply different theories can be applied to the show. It gives a better understanding of the old school Philosophers.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Tom Dheere, who has a great read. His tone is terrific for the material. He has the matter of fact tone but keeps things interesting throughout. Sometimes Philosophy can be dry, but he keeps in from dragging. I enjoyed the energy he infuses into this non-fiction read.

I am a fan of the show and really enjoyed the breakdown of the characters and scenes. It is not imperative that you watch the show, but it will make more sense if you have a working knowledge of at least the first season.

Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
12 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save the $9 10 April 2011
By Kevin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's as if a high-school teacher allowed a student to analyze a sitcom as a term papervsubject, only annoyingly self-satisfied and laboring under the delusion that it's as smart as the author thinks it is. Boooo.
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