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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (December 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047057559X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470575598
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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The Bluth family's faults, foibles, and character flaws are so excruciatingly familiar that we squirm in painful recognition of the outrageous impulses that we all have but would never act on. The Bluths seem utterly unaware of the gaping distance between their behavior and accepted social norms. Lurking behind this craziness are large moral and philosophical issues to be explored. From Plato to Aristotle, from Descartes to Marx, Arrested Development and Philosophy draws from great philosophical minds to shed new light on the show's key questions and captivating themes, including the nature of self-knowledge and happiness, business ethics and capitalist alienation, social class, the role of error in character development, and much more.

To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com

About 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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It is well written and organized, making it very easy to read.
starwars814
Having now viewed over a dozen episodes, and read this book, I feel that this latest entry in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series is a solid effort.
John V. Karavitis
As a long time fan of this show, I went out and bought this book as soon as I could.
Mathy McMatherson

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By starwars814 on December 13, 2011
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I am obviously a fan of Arrested Development, as it would be pointless to buy this book if I weren't. After reading this book, I am thoroughly impressed. It is well written and organized, making it very easy to read. It is truly amazing, and worthy of being called the Arrested Development book. The book examines the Bluths from various philosophical perspectives, and jokes from the show are perfectly scattered throughout the book to make it even more enjoyable. Every time I finish rewatching the show, I naturally feel sad that it is over again. This book allows me to continue the joy of Arrested Development. I cannot wait to watch the show again to see how my reactions to the characters differ now that I have read this book.

If you have ever stood up and shouted "I'm a MONSTER!" with your fist in the air, yelled "No touching!" at someone, or suggestively told someone, "There's always money in the banana stand," then you need to buy this book. It really is amazing. It is, of course, Arrested Development.

Steve Holt!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mathy McMatherson on December 12, 2011
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As a long time fan of this show, I went out and bought this book as soon as I could. I've always thought the nuances and layers of this show would make it an excellent candidate for the 'And Philosophy' series.

I've enjoyed all of the articles in the book, but my eyes were particularly opened by the Freudian Arrested Development article. This essay in particular was exceptionally well-written and made very valid and lucid connections between the underpinnings of Freud's psychoanalysis and the dysfunctional family relationships of the Bluths. I found that essay to be particularly enlightening and insightful - I would recommend that all parties interested in this book read this particular article first, as it is the true gem of the collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 26, 2012
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While I was aware of the show before I read the book I had not watched that many episodes. That however did not detract from the book at all. I found that using the show as a lens to filter some basic philosophical ideas was a great way to help a philosophy novice take in and understand the ideas being presented. Each section was driven by not only the knowledge the authors were imparting but by a sense of fun and whimsy that looking at the shows characters brings. Also the sense of fun was enhanced by the various authors obvious love of the show and the characters. All in all it was a fun read that also gave my brain a lot to chew on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr S. Christopher on August 22, 2012
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it was this book which introduced me to the 'and philosophy' series and was so impressed from a flick through, i bought my own and several others in the series! :D
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By Peter Farlow on July 25, 2013
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Hilarious and informative. The chapters on Aristotle, Marx, and Freud extremely insightful and were my favorite.
A few chapters were a little thick to get through, but hey, it's philosophy, so you have to take it with a grain of salt. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has had the wonderful experience of watching the first three seasons of Arrested Development.
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