What do Peggy, Betty, and Joan teach us about gender equality?
What are the ethics of advertising—or is that a contradiction in terms?
Is Roger Sterling an existential hero?
We're better people than we were in the sixties, right?
With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophy brings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper ad agency. You'll gain insights into a host of compelling Mad Men questions and issues, including happiness, freedom, authenticity, feminism, Don Draper's identity, and more—and have lots to talk about the next time you find yourself around the water cooler.
JAMES B. SOUTH is chair of the philosophy department at Marquette University. He edited Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy and James Bond and Philosophy.
WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. 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 Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Twilight and Philosophy.
its an alright book, love the show and hope to learn more about it. it had a little damage but the seller stated that it did looked better than I thought it would.Published 17 months ago by zack billings
Got this as a gift for my son and his girl friend as they loved this series. They enjoyed it.Published 21 months ago by MadMaude53
Don't know where the hell I put this.
But it was pretty good.
But honestly, I get more out of just watching the "Pitch" and analyzing their pitch, process,... Read more
This is the first effort I read from "The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series". It is a very engaging and entertaining premise with the editors also covering Alice in... Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Jeffrey Swystun
I thought that this book would discuss advertising as it relates to advertising in general. However, the book attempts to use scenes and personalities in the program Mad Men (which... Read morePublished on March 9, 2011 by James D. Crabtree