Authors@Google: Arrested Development and Philosophy

Kristopher Phillips and I visited Google in Mountain View, CA to talk about Arrested Development and Philosophy. We both had a great time (thanks a bunch to Cliff Redeker for all of his diligent help).

Here’s a brief overview of what we covered: “Arrested Development, And Five Ways to (not) Live the Philosophical Life” —

1. Don’t be evil: ethics, capitalism, and the Bluths (“Yeah, like I’m going to take a whiz through this $5,000 suit! COME ON!“)

2. Know thyself: Tobias, Gob, and the importance of being Ann (Her?)

3. Say what you mean: the use and abuse of language in Arrested Development (“How much clearer can I say, there’s always MONEY IN THE BANANA STAND!”)

4. Learn from your (huge) mistakes: Gob and how we know what we know (“I heard the jury’s still out on science.”)

5. Tell good stories: Arrested Development and the examined life (“And that’s why you always leave a note.“)

And you can take a browse of Arrested Development and Philosophy, here on Google Books.

Drop Me a Line, Let Me Know What You Think

© 2023 by Train of Thoughts. Proudly created with