The Office and Philosophy

- Scenes from the Unexamined Life

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indgår i serie Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture


The Office and Philosophy
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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
28-03-2008
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
328
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Just when you thought paper couldn't be more exciting, this book comes your way! This book--jammed full of paper--unites philosophy with one of the best shows ever: The Office. Addressing both the current American incarnation and the original British version, The Office and Philosophy brings these two wonders of civilization together for a frolic through the mundane yet curiously edifying worlds of Scranton's Dunder-Mifflin and Slough's Wernham-Hogg. Is Michael Scott in denial about death? Are Pam and Jim ever going to figure things out? Is David Brent an essentialist? Surprisingly, The Office can teach us about the mind, Aristotle, and humiliation. Even more surprisingly, paper companies can allow us to better understand business ethics. Don't believe it? Open this book, and behold its beautiful paper...Join the philosophical fray as we explore the abstract world of philosophy through concrete scenes of the unexamined life in The Office.You may discover that Gareth Keenan is secretly a brilliant logician, that Dwight Schrute is better off deceiving himself, that David Brent is an example of hyperreality, and that Michael Scott is hopelessly lost (but you probably already knew that!).

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Udgivelsesdato:
28-03-2008
ISBN13:
9781405175555
Vægt:
488 g
Dybde:
18 mm
Bredde:
152 mm
Højde:
228 mm
Format:
Paperback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Through humorous and revealing essays by professional philosophers, The Office and Philosophy illustrates broad philosophical concepts by exploring the characters and scenes of their unexamined lives in both the British and American versions of the acclaimed television series, The Office.

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