Arrested Development and Philosophy: They've Made a Huge by Kristopher G. Phillips, J. Jeremy Wisnewski, William Irwin

By Kristopher G. Phillips, J. Jeremy Wisnewski, William Irwin

A sensible philosophical examine the cult hit tv exhibit, Arrested DevelopmentArrested improvement earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, serious acclaim, and a devoted cult following—and then it used to be canceled. thankfully, this booklet steps into the void left via the show's untimely loss of life by means of exploring the attention-grabbing philosophical matters on the middle of the quirky Bluths and their comedian exploits. even if it truly is reflecting on Gob's self-deception or digging into Tobias's double entendres, you will watch your favourite scenes and episodes of the exhibit in an entire new method. Takes an unique examine the philosophical rules and tensions within the show's plots and themesGives you new insights concerning the Bluth family members and different characters: Is George Michael's weigh down on his cousin unnatural? Is it immoral for Lindsay to lie approximately stealing outfits to conceal the truth that she has a task? Are the photographs fairly of bunkers or balls?Lets you sound super-smart as you rattle off the names of serious philosophers like Sartre and Aristotle to give an explanation for key characters and episodes of the showPacked with thought-provoking insights, Arrested improvement and Philosophy is key examining for somebody who desires to understand extra approximately their past due, lamented television exhibit. and it will maintain you entertained until eventually the long-awaited Arrested improvement motion picture eventually comes out. (Whenever that is.)

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The upshot is that the Argument from Naturalism isn’t a sound argument. Both premises suffer from problems (so the argument, though valid, is not sound). Is there another way to keep George Michael away from Maeby, given that the Argument from Naturalism doesn’t work? The Yuck Factor, and the Wisdom of Repugnance Among human beings, there’s almost a universal response to incest: Eeww! Gross! Yuck! Might this visceral response tell us something about what’s morally right? There’s no formal argument behind this reasoning.

Yet, Gob sees himself as a superstar. Despite the fact that his illusions end in failure more often than not, despite the fact that he can’t find work and is considered a joke within his profession, and despite the fact that his family openly ridicules his trade, Gob sees himself as a master illusionist. His professional identity is tied up in a self-conception that has no basis in reality. There are many, many signs that would cue a normally functioning human being into the fact that Gob is a terrible magician.

30c. 10. Episode 26. 11. Episode 1. 12. Episode 5. 13. Episode 45. 14. Episode 36. 15. W. Norton & Company, 1996), p. 18. 16. , p. 18. 17. , p. 19. 18. , p. 20. 19. , p. 21. 20. , p. 17. 21. , p. 113. Chapter 2 KISSING COUSINS Incest, Naturalism, and the Yuck Factor Deborah R. Barnbaum George Michael thought that Maeby may be his cousin, which may be a problem. Or maybe not. Can moral philosophy help us figure it out all these maybes? Maeby is George Michael’s first cousin; George Michael is Michael’s son, Lindsay is Maeby’s mother, and Michael and Lindsay are brother and sister.

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