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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 an outstanding forged, 30 Rock is without doubt one of the funniest tv indicates 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 particularly suggest to be stable? Dr. Leo Spaceman repeatedly demonstrates that medication isn't really a technological know-how, so what's the position of the incompetent expert in the United States today?

In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid contributors are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to envision 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 exciting, 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

grants deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for gazing Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 Rock

perfect for either informal and diehard enthusiasts, this publication is the basic spouse for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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It’s nice, however, to see 30 Rock also offer a glimpse into the more ennobling virtues that give dignity to our relationships and our lives. Liz and Jack give us hope that we too can evolve into better beings, and their flaws, far from distracting us from their growth, help us identify with their growing pains. NOTES 1. 1. 2. 3. 3. 1. 4. 6. indd 42 6/5/10 10:09:11 AM A CON FUCIAN AR ISTOTE LIAN CR ITIQU E OF 30 ROCK ’ S “ SE M I -VI RTUOUS PATH ” Adam Barkman Sometimes a joke is not just a joke.

Well, this is what sometimes happens when a conversation gets philosophical. I’m sad to say that our conversation went nowhere, partly because we were on our fourth round of drinks, but mostly because we skipped a crucial step: coming up with common criteria and definitions of friendship. We decided to settle this debate and to talk about the main characters’ relationships at the next happy hour. Aristotle to the Rescue When the next Friday rolled around, I brought some help. I decided to enlist the aid of a guy named Aristotle (384–322 bce), a philosopher of ancient Greece.

Liz is trapped in a paradoxical situation that affects many working Americans; the meaning of her life comes from her work, which is so demanding of her time that she cannot pursue any of the other things usually regarded as meaningful. Now we understand why Liz spends her free nights at home “working on the night cheese,” why she found Dennis so appealing to stay with and Floyd so hard to commit to, and why she spent most of season two trying to convince adoption officials that she would be a minimally competent mother.

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