This book is not available in our membership service
This book is not yet available in our membership service due to
restrictions in our agreements with the publisher. We hope to be able
to offer this title in our membership service as soon as possible. In the meantime you can purchase this book individually.
The Office and Philosophy: Scenes from the Unexamined Life
Just when you thought paper couldn't be more exciting, this bookcomes your way! This book--jammed full of paper--unites philosophywith one of the best shows ever: The Office. Addressing both thecurrent American incarnation and the original British version, TheOffice and Philosophy brings these two wonders of civilizationtogether for a frolic through the mundane yet curiously edifyingworlds of Scranton's Dunder-Mifflin and Slough'sWernham-Hogg.
Is Michael Scott in denial about death? Are Pam and Jim ever goingto figure things out? Is David Brent an essentialist? Surprisingly,The Office can teach us about the mind, Aristotle, and humiliation.Even more surprisingly, paper companies can allow us to betterunderstand business ethics. Don't believe it? Open this book, andbehold its beautiful paper...
Join the philosophical fray as we explore the abstract world ofphilosophy through concrete scenes of the unexamined life in TheOffice. You may discover that Gareth Keenan is secretly a brilliantlogician, that Dwight Schrute is better off deceiving himself, thatDavid Brent is an example of hyperreality, and that Michael Scottis hopelessly lost (but you probably already knew that!).read more
Reviews for The Office and Philosophy: Scenes from the Unexamined Life
A collection of essays which vary widely in quality and insight. Some are intriguing, if all-too-brief, glances into some interesting and relevant philosophical topics. Others lean more heavily on a playful examination of what could be more accurately described as character development. And still others are mostly excuses to try to be as funny and ironic as the television shows themselves (with more or less--usually less--success). Still, this book provides some interesting examinations of virtue, humor, knowledge and morality, and frequent references back to what are, regardless of their philosophical depth, enjoyable and amusing shows are sure to bring a smile or two as well.read more
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.