Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 24 ago 2010 - 360 pagine
How is Jerry like Socrates? Is it rational for George to ''do the opposite? '' Would Simone de Beauvoir say that Elaine is a feminist? Is Kramer stuck in Kierkegaard's aesthetic stage? Seinfeld and Philosophy is both an enlightening look at the most popular sitcom of the decade and an entertaining introduction to philosophy via Seinfeld's plots and characters. These fourteen essays, which explore the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Lao-Tzu, Heidegger, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Wittgenstein, will show readers how to be masters of their philosophical domain.
 

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Review: Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (Popular Culture and Philosophy #1)

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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

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Jerry and Socrates The Examined Life?
3
Georges Failed Quest for Happiness An Aristotelian
22
Elaine Benes Feminist Icon or Just One of the Boys?
40
Kramer and Kierkegaard Stages on Lifes Way
57
Making Something out of Nothing Seinfeld Sophistry
93
Plato or Nietzsche? Time Essence and Eternal Recurrence
110
Seinfeld Subjectivity and Sartre
140
Wittgenstein and Seinfeld on the Commonplace
170
The Costanza Maneuver Is it Rational for George to Do
187
Peterman and the Ideological Mind Paradoxes
215
The Secret of Seinfelds Humor The Significance of
229
Is There Anything Wrong with That?
251
Whats the Deal with Episode Lists?
299
NOTES ON THE SCRIPT WRITERS AKA THE CONTRIBUTORS
315
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Informazioni sull'autore (2010)

Gregory Bassham is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at King's College (Pa.). He is the author or editor of seven books, including The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (2003), The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy (Wiley, 2010), and The Hobbit and Philosophy (forthcoming 2012). William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College, author of eleven books, and Series Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series. Henry Nardone is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at King's College. His publications include scholarly articles on critical thinking and aesthetics. James M. Wallace, Professor of English at King's College, is the author or co-author of two books, including Critical Thinking (4th ed., 2011).

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