Download e-book for iPad: 30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The by J. Jeremy Wisnewski

By J. Jeremy Wisnewski

ISBN-10: 0470632836

ISBN-13: 9780470632833

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

With edgy writing and a very good forged, 30 Rock is among 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 rather suggest to be stable? Dr. Leo Spaceman oftentimes demonstrates that drugs isn't really 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 individuals are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to envision those key questions etc that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.

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

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

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

excellent for either informal and diehard enthusiasts, this e-book is the basic better half for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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Jack of Trade? Consider the virtue that Aristotle called magnificence and liberality, and that Confucius associated with chun tzu, or a refined character. The virtue is found in the proper attitude toward wealth (magnificence) and money (liberality), which is to say in knowing how much to spend and how much to save (magnificence), how much to give and how much to hold on to (liberality). Although Tracy, who buys things like gold shoes, is the most obvious case of extravagant spending and the failure of proper magnificence, his approach to money is too ridiculous to be dangerous.

As a result, people blame themselves for their failure to rise to fame and fortune, and they overlook how unlikely they were to succeed playing a rigged game. The most obvious comparison is with gambling at a casino. The individual is free to play or not to play, but the saying “The house always wins” indicates that the game is set up so that the player is far more likely to lose than win. The ideology in this analogy would be the belief that the outcome of the game is mostly chance and therefore that the gambler has a reasonable chance of winning.

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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