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By William Irwin

A desirable exploration of the philosophy at the back of NBC’s hit television sequence, 30 RockWith edgy writing and a superb forged, 30 Rock is without doubt one of the funniest tv exhibits at the air—and the place hilarity ensues, philosophical questions abound: Are Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy moral heroes? Kenneth redefines "goody shoes", yet what does it rather suggest to be sturdy? Dr. Leo Spaceman usually demonstrates that medication isn't a technological know-how, so what's the function of the incompetent expert in the US today?In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid individuals are thrust onto the philosophical degree with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to envision those key questions etc that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.Takes an wonderful, up-close examine the philosophical concerns in the back of 30 Rock's characters and storylines, from post-feminist beliefs to workaholism and the that means of lifeEquips you with a brand new realizing of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and different charactersGives you deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for gazing Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 RockIdeal for either informal and diehard lovers, this ebook is the basic spouse for each 30 Rock­-watcher.

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Hence at the end of the episode, Jack is made to admit that what he did “wasn’t right” and, as if to reinforce this claim, the last scene has him getting sick as a result of the side effects of the shot. 6 The third type of injustice—when a subordinate either fails to submit to, or is overly servile toward, his superior—can be seen in the cases of Tracy and Kenneth. Tracy is the star of TGS and so it’s proper that he has certain rights and privileges that lesser stars don’t have. Nevertheless, even the biggest stars on a show still have a moral duty to submit to the reasonable orders of the show’s heads.

The Confucian theory of virtue is arguably the most influential ethical theory in the East; the Aristotelian theory is its equivalent in the West. Together they should help us come to terms with 30 Rock. The Virtuous Path Confucius (551–479 bce) was a man fully devoted to the Mandate of Heaven, which declares that people can only experience peace and prosperity once Earth is in its proper relation to Heaven. Heaven was conceived as the general abode of the gods and ancestors, all of whom are unified in their love of morality.

Indd 27 6/5/10 10:08:49 AM FR I E N DSH I P ON 30 ROCK : WHAT A G R E E K PH I LOSOPH E R CAN TEACH US ABOUT COM PAN IONSH I P Dan Yim I run with a crowd that loves 30 Rock. So it should come as no surprise that we unwind from the workweek by talking about 30 Rock and tossing back a few drinks. Picture the following scene: an artist, two middle-school teachers, a belly dancer, a financial planner, a couple of college professors, and a construction worker huddled around a pub table downtown talking about the show.

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