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The office and philosophy : scenes from the unexamined life /

Unites philosophy with one of the best shows ever: The Office. Addressing both the current American incarnation and the original British version, The Office and philosophy brings these two wonders of civilization together for a frolic through the mundane yet curiously edifying worlds of Scranton's D...

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Other Authors: Wisnewski, Jeremy.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
Series: The Blackwell philosophy and popculture series
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260 |a Malden, MA :  |b Blackwell Pub.,  |c 2008. 
300 |a xiii, 310 p. :  |b ill. ;  |c 23 cm. 
440 4 |a The Blackwell philosophy and popculture series 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Introductory memo: A note to our suppliers in the US and the UK : support philosophy, it uses lots of paper! -- A note to bitter Brits and confused Americans... -- The dundies : some awards for making this book possible -- Memo 1: paper thin morality -- Screws and nails : paper tigers and moral monsters in The office (US) / J. Jeremy Wisnewski -- Flirting in The office : what can Jim and Pam's romantic antics teach us about moral philosophy? (US) / Mark D. White -- Can Michael ever learn? empathy and the self-other gap (US) / Andrew Terjesen -- Leaving the dice alone : pointlessness and helplessness at Wernham-Hogg (UK) / Wim Vandekerckhove and Eva E. Tsahuridu -- The virtues of humor : what The office can teach us about Aristotle's ethics (UK) / Sean McAleer -- Memo 2: know thyself! -- Pam and Jim on the make : the epistemology of self-deception (US) / Stefanie Rocknak -- What Dwight doesn't know can't hurt him--or can it? deception and self-deception in The office (US) / Randall M. Jensen -- Authenticity or happiness? Michael Scott and the ethics of self-deception (US) / Jonathan Evans and Peter Murphy -- Humiliation in The office (and at home) (US) / John Elia -- Memo 3: funny and not-so-funny business -- Laughter between distraction and awakening : Marxist themes in The office (US) / Michael Bray -- Being-in-The office : Sartre, the look, and the viewer (US) / Matthew P. Meyer and Gregory J. Schneider -- A boy who swims faster than a shark : Jean Baudrillard visits The office (UK) / Russell Manning -- Memo 4: mind your business! -- Stakeholders vs. stockholders in The office (US) / Rory E. Kraft, Jr. -- Attacking with the north : affirmative action and The office (US) / David Kyle Johnson -- Darkies, dwarves, and benders : political (in)correctness in The office (UK) / Thomas Nys -- The hostile office : Michael as a sexual harasser (US) / Keith Dromm -- The obscene watermark : corporate responsibility at Dunder-Mifflin (US) / David Kyle Johnson -- Memo 5: philosophy at the water cooler... -- For l'amour : love and friendship in The office (US) / Robert Arp and Jamie Watson -- Look at the ears! the problem of natural kinds (UK) / Thomas Nys -- Gareth Keenan investigates paraconsistent logic : the case of the missing Tim and the redundancy paradox (UK) / Morgan Luck -- Being your self in The office (US) / Rick Mayock -- Michael Scott is going to die (US) / Meg Lonergan and J. Jeremy Wisnewski. 
520 |a Unites philosophy with one of the best shows ever: The Office. Addressing both the current American incarnation and the original British version, The Office and philosophy brings these two wonders of civilization together for a frolic through the mundane yet curiously edifying worlds of Scranton's Dunder-Mifflin and Slough's Wernham-Hogg.--from Amazon. 
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