Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing

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William Irwin
Open Court Publishing, 2000 - 216 pagine
Designed for philosophers as well as readers with no particular philosophical background, the essays in this lively book are grouped into four amusing acts. Act One looks at the four Seinfeld characters through a philosophical lens and includes Jerry and Socrates: The Examined Life? Act Two examines historical philosophers from a Seinfeldian standpoint and offers Plato or Nietzsche? Time, Essence, and Eternal Recurrence in Seinfeld. Act Three, Untimely Meditations by the Water Cooler, explores philosophical issues raised by the show, such as, Is it rational for George to do the opposite? And Act Four, Is There Anything Wrong with That?, discusses ethical problems of everyday life using Seinfeld as a basis. Seinfeld and Philosophy also provides a guide to Seinfeld episodes and a chronological list of the philosophers cited in this book.
 

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This has to be one of my favorite books...probably helps that Seinfeld is one of my favorite shows. While reading light versions of deep philosophical issues, I find myself literally laughing out loud ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

The Jerry Problem and The Socratic Problem
2018
The Life and Death of Socrates
2020
Jerry and Socrates Flies on a Horses Ass
2021
The Fates of Socrates and Seinfeld
2027
Why George is a Pathetic Slob
2033
Georges Brushes with Happiness
2036
George and VirtueLike Oil and Water
2037
Is She a Feminist?
2041
Seinfeld
2113
Philosophical Investigations Again
2114
SeinfeldAgain
2117
Musicalizing the Commonplace
2118
Finale
2119
Reason and Right
2125
Three Kinds of Rationality
2126
Getting What You Want
2129

Elaine and Feminist Ethics
2042
Elaines Dating Ethics
2044
Elaines Moral Character
2047
Kramer Despair and the Aesthetic Stage
2051
Kramer Aestheticism and Crop Rotation
2053
Kramer the Seducer
2060
Kramer and the Ethical
2062
Kramer and the Religious
2065
Conclusion
2067
Seinfeldand the Problem of a Show about Nothing
2069
Parmenides Plato and Nothing
2070
The Tao ofSeinfeld
2073
Was it a Show about Nothing?
2076
Time as a Problem
2078
Recurrence inSeinfeld
2084
Plato and the Changing vs the Unchanging
2087
TheSeinfeldiansas Fixed Essences
2092
Addressing the Skeptics or Get OutSeinfeldas Philosophy?
2096
Sartre on the Subject
2098
Seinfeldand the Role Friends Play in the Formation of the Self
2103
Sartre andSeinfeldon the Inescapability of Others
2108
Philosophical Investigations
2112
What are the Odds?
2130
LongTerm Feasibility
2132
Impulse Problems
2133
Indeterminacy of the Opposite
2134
Cue Bass
2136
Ideology
2139
I Laugh Therefore I Buy
2140
Mr Peterman the Wicked Witch of the West and Me
2142
Comedy Tragedy andSeinfeld
2145
QueeringSeinfeld?
2148
Whats so Funny about That?
2154
The Moral Life
2157
The Pursuit of the Moral Life in Seinfeld
2159
Some Considerations
2162
Conclusion
2164
Aristotles Virtue Ethics
2166
Jerry George and Aristotle?
2169
Not Wise
2171
Good Samaritans and Common Law
2174
Minimally Decent Samaritans and Uncommon Law
2178
Crime and Character
2180
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