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The office and philosophy : scenes from the unexamined life

Author: Jeremy Wisnewski
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Office and philosophy.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(DLC) 2007046026
(OCoLC)181072644
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Wisnewski
ISBN: 9781444357295 1444357298
OCLC Number: 795525874
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 310 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by J. Jeremy Wisnewski.
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Through humorous and revealing essays by professional philosophers, The Office and Philosophy illustrates broad philosophical concepts by exploring the characters and scenes of their unexamined lives  Read more...

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