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J. Jeremy Wisnewski's 30 Rock and Philosophy: We Want to Go to There (The PDF

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 an excellent forged, 30 Rock is likely one of the funniest tv exhibits 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 quite suggest to be solid? Dr. Leo Spaceman normally demonstrates that drugs isn't 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 level with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to ascertain those key questions etc that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.

Takes an enjoyable, up-close examine the philosophical concerns in 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

can provide deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for looking at Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 Rock

excellent for either informal and diehard enthusiasts, this booklet is the fundamental spouse for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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Justice is attained in this relationship insofar as each acts properly toward the other, and each can be said to cultivate virtue when each performs his proper duties. indd 44 6/5/10 10:09:31 AM A CON FU CIAN-AR I STOTE LIAN CR ITI QU E 45 duty to one’s parents might involve Jack giving his estranged father a kidney; it would certainly involve not waiting to call an ambulance after hitting your mother with your car. A virtuous person has knowledge of general morality (ren), understands the nature and value of all the things around him (yi ), and treats each thing accordingly (li ).

Show’s called The Girlie Show, and you are the girl. Nothing is going to change that. Jenna: Okay. Immediately after this conversation, the official logo of The Girlie Show with Jenna’s photo prominently displayed is replaced by the new official logo: TGS with Tracy Jordan, and of course Jenna no longer appears in the image. She goes into full freak-out mode. The remainder of the episode involves Liz doing major damage control to keep Jenna on board with the show. This pattern is preserved through the seasons, and we really don’t see a lot of development in their relationship.

Jack catches on to the salesman’s misunderstanding and explains that he is not engaged to Liz. He then produces a picture of Elisa, and receives an expression of congratulations that is both sincere (since Elisa is assumed to be a much better catch than Liz) and relieved (because the salesman no longer has to puzzle over why a man as apparently successful and important as Jack would possibly be with Liz, not to mention that he no longer has to humor Jack). Jack is then shown the “real” rings, instead of the phony ones shown to losers (or the men buying rings for them).

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