Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing Is as It Seems
Rod Carveth, James B. South
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 1, 2010 - Philosophy - 272 pages
A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, Mad Men
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.
Mad Men and Philosophy will give Mad Men fans everywhere something new to talk about around the water cooler.
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I had not watched the "Mad Men" as it aired over the past five years. Instead I ended up watching it as a compilation of the episodes and I got hooked. The popularity of the series speaks for itself ... Read full review
Nothing Is as It Seems INTRODUCTION A Thing Like That
Nothing Is as It Seems PART ONE PEOPLE MAY SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY BUT THEY DONT REALLY WANT TO MAD MEN AND PROB...
Nothing Is as It Seems PART TWO THERE IS NO BIG LIE THERE IS NO SYSTEM THE UNIVERSE IS INDIFFERENT MAD MEN AND THE PR...
Nothing Is as It Seems PART THREE AND YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPINESS IS? MAD MEN AND ETHICS
Nothing Is as It Seems PART FOUR NO ONE ELSE IS SAYING THE RIGHT THING ABOUT THIS MAD MEN AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY