Mad Men and Philosophy Nothing Is as It Seems

ISBN-10: 0470603011

ISBN-13: 9780470603017

Edition: 2010

Authors: William Irwin, Rod Carveth, James B. South

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List price: $15.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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Acknowledgments: "I Think We Need to Salute That!"
Introduction: "A Thing Like That"
"People May See Things Differently, But They Don't Really Want to": Mad Men and Problems of Knowledge and Freedom
What Fools We Were: Mad Men, Hindsight, and Justification
"People Want to Be Told What to Do So Badly That They'll Listen to Anyone": Mimetic Madness at Sterling Cooper
Capitalism and Freedom in the Affluent Society
"There is no Big Lie, There is no System, the Universe is Indifferent": Mad Men and the Problem of Meaning
Pete, Peggy, Don, and the Dialectic of Remembering and Forgetting
The Existential Void of Roger Sterling
Egoless Egoists: The Second-Hand Lives of Mad Men
An Existential Look at Mad Men: Don Draper, Advertising, and the Promise of Happiness
"And you know what Happiness is?": Mad Men and Ethics
"In on It": Honesty, Respect, and the Ethics of Advertising
Creating the Need for the New: "It's Not the Wheel. It's the Carousel."
"You're Looking in the Wrong Direction": Mad Men and the Ethics of Advertising
Is Don Draper a Good Man?
Don Draper, on How to Make Oneself (Whole Again)
"No One Else is Saying the Right thing About this": Mad Men and Social Philosophy
"And Nobody Understands That, but You Do": The Aristotelian Ideal of Friendship among the Mad Men (and Women)
Mad Women: Aristotle, Second-Wave Feminism, and the Women of Mad Men
"We've Got Bigger Problems to Worry about Than TV, Okay?" Mad Men and Race
"New York City Is a Marvelous Machine": Mad Men and the Power of Social Convention
Appendix: It's Not a List of Titles and Air Dates; It's an Episode Guide
Contributors: Some Real Mad Men and Women
Index: Client Files Lifted from Sterling Cooper
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