Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing
Paperback – August 20, 1999
An introduction to philosophy through the lens of ""Seinfeld"" asks, ""Is it rational for George to do the opposite?"" and ""Is there really anything wrong with that?"" and other important topics
Designed for philosophers as well as readers with no particular philosophical background, the essays in this lively book are grouped into four amusing acts. Act One looks at the four Seinfeld characters through a philosophical lens and includes Jerry and Socrates: The Examined Life? Act Two examines historical philosophers from a Seinfeldian standpoint and offers Plato or Nietzsche? Time, Essence, and Eternal Recurrence in Seinfeld. Act Three, Untimely Meditations by the Water Cooler, explores philosophical issues raised by the show, such as, Is it rational for George to do the opposite? And Act Four, Is There Anything Wrong with That?, discusses ethical problems of everyday life using Seinfeld as a basis. Seinfeld and Philosophy also provides a guide to Seinfeld episodes and a chronological list of the philosophers cited in this book.
About the Author
A New York journalist, who graduated from Stanford, Irwin was the brother of Wallace Irwin. He worked as World War I correspondent. His works include: Old Chinatown (1908), A Reporter in Armageddon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.