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A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show,Mad Men

With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties,and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the moststylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the seriesbecomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayalof the changing social and political mores of 1960s America andexplore the philosophical complexities of its key characters andthemes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John KennethGalbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophybrings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds tobear on the world of Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper ad agency.You'll gain insights into a host of compelling Mad Men questionsand issues, including happiness, freedom, authenticity, feminism,Don Draper's identity, and more.

  • Takes an unprecedented look at the philosophical issues andthemes behind AMC's Emmy Award-winning show, Mad Men
  • Explores issues ranging from identity to authenticity tofeminism, and more
  • Offers new insights on your favorite Mad Men characters,themes, and storylines

Mad Men and Philosophy will give Mad Men fans everywheresomething new to talk about around the water cooler.

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