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What do Peggy, Betty, and Joan teach us about genderequality?
What are the ethics of advertising—or is that acontradiction in terms?
Is Roger Sterling an existential hero?
We're better people than we were in the sixties,right?
With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties,and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one ofthe most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. Butthe series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into itsportrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960sAmerica and explore the philosophical complexities of its keycharacters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to JohnKenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men andPhilosophy brings the thinking of some of history's mostpowerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper and the SterlingCooper ad agency. You'll gain insights into a host of compellingMad Men questions and issues, including happiness, freedom,authenticity, feminism, Don Draper's identity, and more—andhave lots to talk about the next time you find yourself around thewater cooler.
JAMES B. SOUTH is chair of the philosophy department atMarquette University. He edited Buffy the Vampire Slayer andPhilosophy and James Bond and Philosophy.
WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King'sCollege in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophyand popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestsellingThe Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titlesincluding Batman and Philosophy, House andPhilosophy, and Twilight and Philosophy.