Girls and Philosophy: This Book Isn't A Metaphor For Anything by Richard GreeneGirls and Philosophy: This Book Isn't A Metaphor For Anything by Richard Greene

Girls and Philosophy: This Book Isn't A Metaphor For Anything

EditorRichard Greene, Rachel Robison-greene

Paperback | December 26, 2014

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The drama-comedyGirls - often unfairly written off asSex and the City for the millennial generation - has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four oddly sympathetic twentysomething female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy deficits, and ineptitude with relationships. Among other breakthroughs, it is the first show to depict the sex act among the alienated young as nearly always awkward and unfulfilling. InGirls and Philosophy, a team of diverse, sensitive, empathic philosophers approach the world ofGirls from a variety of angles and philosophical points of view. The writers attack many fascinating issues arising fromGirls, including the meaning of authenticity in the 21st century, coming of age in a society with no clear guidelines,Girls as the only TV show the pop-culture-hating professor Theodor Adorno might have admired, feminist appraisals of these not-very-feminist characters, how each deals with the anxiety that comes from inescapable freedom, whether we need to amend the traditional list of seven deadly sins in the context of present-day New York, and, of course, why we once again find it natural to think of women in their early- to mid-twenties as 'girls.' The drama-comedyGirls - often unfairly written off asSex and the City for the millennial generation - has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four oddly sympathetic twentysomething female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy deficits, and ineptitude with relationships. Among other breakthroughs, it is the first show to depict the sex act among the alienated young as nearly always awkward and unfulfilling. InGirls and Philosophy, a team of diverse, sensitive, empathic philosophers approach the world ofGirls from a variety of angles and philosophical points of view. The writers attack many fascinating issues arising fromGirls, including the meaning of authenticity in the 21st century, coming of age in a society with no clear guidelines,Girls as the only TV show the pop-culture-hating professor Theodor Adorno might have admired, feminist appraisals of these not-very-feminist characters, how each deals with the anxiety that comes from inescapable freedom, whether we need to amend the traditional list of seven deadly sins in the context of present-day New York, and, of course, why we once again find it natural to think of women in their early- to mid-twenties as 'girls.'
Richard Greene is a professor of philosophy at Weber State University in Utah. He is the coeditor of many volumes in thePopular Culture and Philosophy series, the most recent of which areBoardwalk Empire and Philosophy andDexter and Philosophy.Rachel Robison-Greene is the coeditor ofBoardwalk Empire and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosoph...
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Title:Girls and Philosophy: This Book Isn't A Metaphor For AnythingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.94 × 6.04 × 0.62 inPublished:December 26, 2014Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812698592

ISBN - 13:9780812698596

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