Is it immoral for Lindsay to lie about stealing clothes to hide her job?
Is Gob better off living his life in bad faith?
What inferences can we draw from Tobias's double-entendres?
Are the pictures really of bunkers or balls?
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.
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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.
It is well written and organized, making it very easy to read.
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.
As a long time fan of this show, I went out and bought this book as soon as I could.
The book was good, I liked it. I am a big fan if the show so it was well worth it.Published 14 months ago by Sal
For a fan of Arrested Development, you really need this book! It accompanies the characters that you encounter in the series and is a must-have for true fans of the show.Published 15 months ago by Jacob M. Schlegel
My boyfriend and I love the show and thought this would be a great in sight into the many layers of the show. Unfortunately it is more of a slow read. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Christen Tighe
Ordered it as a Christmas gift for my brother, but I was able to read some of it when it arrived. If you've seen the show, it's definitely worth a read.Published on April 30, 2012 by Jenny