|Wisnewski, J. Jeremy (ed.)|
The Office and Philosophy
Scenes from the Unexamined Life
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
1. Edition March 2008
2008. 328 Pages, Softcover
- General Reading -
ISBN 978-1-4051-7555-5 - John Wiley & Sons
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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 in both the British and American versions of the acclaimed television series, The Office.
From the contents
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.
1. J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Screws and Nails: Paper Tigers and Moral Monsters in The Office (US).
2. Mark D. White, Flirting in The Office: What Can Jim and Pam's Romantic Antics Teach Us about Moral Philosophy? (US).
3. Andrew Terjesen, Can Michael Ever Learn?: Empathy and the Self-Other Gap (US).
4. Wim Vandekerckhove and Eva Tsahuridu, Leaving the Dice Alone: Pointlessness and Helplessness at Wernham-Hogg (UK).
5. Sean McAleer, The Virtues of Humor: What The Office Can Teach Us About Aristotle's Ethics (UK).
Memo 2: Know Thyself!.
6. Stefanie Rocknak, Pam and Jim on the Make: The Epistemology of Self-Deception (US).
7. Randall M. Jensen, What Dwight Doesn't Know Can't Hurt Him--Or Can It?
Deception and Self-Deception in The Office (US).
8. Peter Murphy and Jonathan Evans, Authenticity or Happiness? Michael Scott and the Ethics of Self-Deception (US).
9. John Elia, Humiliation in The Office (and at Home) (US).
Memo 3: Funny and not-so-funny Business.
10. Michael Bray, Laughter between Distraction and Awakening: Marxist Themes in The Office (US).
11. Matthew Meyer and Greg Schneider, Being-in-The Office: Sartre, the Look, and the Viewer (US).
12. Russell Manning, A Boy that Swims Faster than a Shark: Jean Baudrillard Visits The Office (UK).
Memo 4: Mind Your Business! .
13. Rory E. Kraft, Jr., Stakeholders vs. Stockholders in the American Office (US).
14. David Kyle Johnson, Attacking with the North: Affirmative Action and The Office (US).
15. Thomas Nys, Darkies, Dwarves, and Benders: Political (In)Correctness in The Office (UK).
16. Keith Dromm, The Hostile Office: Michael as a Sexual Harasser (US).
17. David Kyle Johnson, The Obscene Watermark: Corporate Responsibility at Dunder-Mifflin (US).
Memo 5: Philosophy at the water-cooler....
18. Robert Arp and Jamie Watson, For L'Amour: Love and Friendship in The Office (US).
19. Thomas Nys, Look at the Ears! The Problem of Natural Kinds(UK).
20. Morgan Luck, Gareth Keenan Investigates Paraconsistent Logic: The Case of the Missing Tim and the Redundancy Paradox (UK).
21. Rick Mayock, Being Your Self in The Office (US).
22. Meg Lonergan and J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Michael Scott is Going to Die (US).
Appendix A, From Our Office to Yours: The University of Scranton and The Office.
Appendix B, Question: What do you need to know about Dwight K. Schrute?
Corporate Filing System (Index).
Employees (Notes on Contributors)