New PDF release: 30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The

By J. Jeremy Wisnewski

ISBN-10: 0470632836

ISBN-13: 9780470632833

A desirable exploration of the philosophy in the back of NBC's hit television sequence, 30 Rock

With edgy writing and a superb forged, 30 Rock is among the funniest tv exhibits at the air--and the place hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy moral heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody shoes", yet what does it quite suggest to be sturdy? Dr. Leo Spaceman in many instances demonstrates that drugs isn't a technological know-how, so what's the function of the incompetent expert in the US today?

In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid participants are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to check those key questions and so on that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.

Takes an enjoyable, up-close examine the philosophical matters at the back of 30 Rock's characters and storylines, from post-feminist beliefs to workaholism and the which means of life

Equips you with a brand new realizing of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and different characters

provides deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for staring at Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 Rock

perfect for either informal and diehard lovers, this ebook is the fundamental significant other for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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After this parade of cynical thinkers and their views, one might feel that we’ve lost sight of Liz Lemon’s problems and have also possibly lost any sense of hope for the future. I’ll at least try to clear up how this applies to Liz, but you’re on your own to find hope for yourself. Perhaps, though, if I can convince you that Liz’s case isn’t hopeless, you won’t think things are so bad. So bear with me. Liz has tried her best to live a rich, meaningful life with places for both work and love. She seems stuck, however, in the unfortunate position of choosing between one and the other.

1 We’ve all had friendships that were based mostly on mutual usefulness. Coworkers often have this kind of relationship. We spend time with each other primarily because of what we can mutually get from the friendship. This doesn’t mean that we’re being totally fake or that we don’t actually have positive feelings toward our coworkers. In fact, we really do like them and wish the best for them. But we’re under no illusion that this friendship would continue if, say, we moved to another city or changed jobs.

Jack: Good lord! When a relationship grows and evolves, there are likely to be tensions. Sometimes a relationship largely based on mutual usefulness and pleasure evolves into a deeper relationship based on mutual and self-sacrificial goodwill. Rarely is the transition totally smooth and easy, and there are also times when we risk the worst thing of all, rejection. But whether we experience the representation of this universal human drama through delightfully over-the-top shows such as 30 Rock or in the wondrous plays of Shakespeare, we know these deeper friendships are worth the risk.

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