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Arrested Development and Philosophy: They've Made a Huge Mistake
     

Arrested Development and Philosophy: They've Made a Huge Mistake

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by William Irwin (Editor), Kristopher G. Phillips (Editor), J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Editor)
 

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A smart philosophical look at the cult hit television show, Arrested Development

Arrested Development earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, critical acclaim, and a loyal cult following—and then it was canceled. Fortunately, this book steps into the void left by the show's premature demise by exploring the fascinating

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A smart philosophical look at the cult hit television show, Arrested Development

Arrested Development earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, critical acclaim, and a loyal cult following—and then it was canceled. Fortunately, this book steps into the void left by the show's premature demise by exploring the fascinating philosophical issues at the heart of the quirky Bluths and their comic exploits. Whether it's reflecting on Gob's self-deception or digging into Tobias's double entendres, you'll watch your favorite scenes and episodes of the show in a whole new way.

  • Takes an entertaining look at the philosophical ideas and tensions in the show's plots and themes
  • Gives you new insights about the Bluth family and other characters: Is George Michael's crush on his cousin unnatural? Is it immoral for Lindsay to lie about stealing clothes to hide the fact that she has a job? Are the pictures really of bunkers or balls?
  • Lets you sound super-smart as you rattle off the names of great philosophers like Sartre and Aristotle to explain key characters and episodes of the show

Packed with thought-provoking insights, Arrested Development and Philosophy is essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about their late, lamented TV show. And it'll keep you entertained until the long-awaited Arrested Development movie finally comes out. (Whenever that is.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470575598
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series , #18
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
979,664
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

KRISTOPHER G. PHILLIPS is a PhD candidate (ABD) in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Iowa.

J. JEREMY WISNEWSKI is an associate professor of philosophy at Hartwick College. He is the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy, The Office and Philosophy, and 30 Rock and Philosophy, and coeditor of X-Men and Philosophy and Twilight and Philosophy.

WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including House and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy.

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Arrested Development and Philosophy: They've Made a Huge Mistake 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I also love and philoshopy boks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be warned - this book has no comedic properties at all! I love this show, but it is definitely a deep-thinker's take on each character's actual issues. I kept skipping forward to get to the funny part, and this is partially my fault for misunderstanding the premise of the book, but who really wants to delve into fictional characters on such a cerebral level? Looks like I was the one who made a huge mistake...on this purchase - bummer.