Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Aug 24, 2010 - 360 pages
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How is Jerry like Socrates? Is it rational for George to ''do the opposite? '' Would Simone de Beauvoir say that Elaine is a feminist? Is Kramer stuck in Kierkegaard's aesthetic stage? Seinfeld and Philosophy is both an enlightening look at the most popular sitcom of the decade and an entertaining introduction to philosophy via Seinfeld's plots and characters. These fourteen essays, which explore the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Lao-Tzu, Heidegger, Kant, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Wittgenstein, will show readers how to be masters of their philosophical domain.

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Review: Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (Popular Culture and Philosophy #1)

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

Overall an interesting book, but it was apparent that some writers were either bigger fans of Seinfeld than philosophy, or visa versa. A few writers met the balance and wrote interesting pieces. Read full review

Review: Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (Popular Culture and Philosophy #1)

User Review  - Nicole Pramik - Goodreads

This was the very first volume in Open Court Publishing's Pop Culture and Philosophy series, which now has expanded to over 80 titles and counting. As a side note, I've been a contributor for some of ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Gregory Bassham is Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at King's College (Pa.). He is the author or editor of seven books, including The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (2003), The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy (Wiley, 2010), and The Hobbit and Philosophy (forthcoming 2012). William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College, author of eleven books, and Series Editor of the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series. Henry Nardone is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at King's College. His publications include scholarly articles on critical thinking and aesthetics. James M. Wallace, Professor of English at King's College, is the author or co-author of two books, including Critical Thinking (4th ed., 2011).

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