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By J. Jeremy Wisnewski

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

With edgy writing and a good forged, 30 Rock is without doubt 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 relatively suggest to be stable? Dr. Leo Spaceman sometimes demonstrates that medication isn't a technological know-how, so what's the position of the incompetent expert in the USA today?

In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid participants are thrust onto the philosophical level with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to check 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 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

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 ebook is the basic better half for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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With each creative resolution, the two evolve in their mutual respect and fondness. It’s an unsteady and often rocky evolution. For instance, when Jack invites Liz to a dinner party in “Secrets and Lies,” we are treated to his choice words: Jack: I’m going to hold a dinner party, and I would like you to come. Liz: Wow, that’s very nice. Thank you, Jack. Jack: I just want you to be discreet, and try not to dress like a small-town lesbian. indd 38 6/5/10 10:09:10 AM FRIENDSHIP ON 30 ROCK 39 Despite their jagged trajectories, Jack and Liz become good friends.

Aristotle (384–322 bce) would have agreed with Confucius on a number of points, beginning with the idea that the goal of life is to achieve happiness (eudaimonia). Indeed, both men thought that a person is happy when he acts according to what he is (starting with his being a rational animal), though Confucius would have emphasized that the nature of each thing comes from basic principles from Heaven or beyond, while Aristotle would have just said that the nature of each thing is inherent in it.

Jenna: There is no way I am working with that guy [referring to Tracy Jordan]. Do you know that he once got arrested for walking naked through La Guardia? Liz: Yeah. indd 35 6/5/10 10:09:10 AM 36 DAN YI M Jenna: And that he once fell asleep on Ted Danson’s roof!? Liz: Yeah. Tracy has mental health issues. Jenna: He bit Dakota Fanning on the face. Liz: When you hear his version, she was kinda askin’ for it. Jenna: I . . I can’t even believe you are doing this to me. Liz: Listen. I understand that this is tough for you, but what did I tell you?

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