By J. Jeremy Wisnewski
A desirable exploration of the philosophy in the back of NBC's hit television sequence, 30 Rock
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In 30 Rock and Philosophy, Tina Fey and her fellow solid individuals are thrust onto the philosophical level with Plato, Aristotle, Kantand different nice thinkers to ascertain those key questions and so on that contain the characters and plotlines of 30 Rock and its fictional TGS with Tracy Jordan comedy show.
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Equips you with a brand new knowing of Liz Lemon, Jack Donaghy, Tracy Jordan, Jenna Maroney, Dr. Spaceman, and different characters
provides deep and significant new purposes (who knew?) for staring at Tina Fey and your different favorites on 30 Rock
perfect for either informal and diehard enthusiasts, this e-book is the basic significant other for each 30 Rock-watcher.
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