Leonard Cohen and Philosophy: Various Positions by Jason HoltLeonard Cohen and Philosophy: Various Positions by Jason Holt

Leonard Cohen and Philosophy: Various Positions

EditorJason Holt

Paperback | October 17, 2014

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From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer/songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figures in all of popular music. With his uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled depth of artistic vision, the aesthetic quality and intellectual merit of Cohen's work are above dispute; here, for the first time, a team of philosophers takes an in-depth look at its realsignificance.Want to know what Cohen and Kierkegaard have in common? Or whether Cohen rivals the great philosophical pessimist Schopenhauer? Then this book is for you. It provides the first thorough analysis of Cohen from various (philosophical) positions. It is intended not only for Cohen fans but also undergraduates in philosophy and other areas. It explores important neglected aspects of Cohen's work without attempting to reduce them to academic tropes, yet nonetheless it is also useful to academics -or anyone - beguiled by the enigma that is Leonard Cohen. From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer/songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figures in all of popular music. With his uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled depth of artistic vision, the aesthetic quality and intellectual merit of Cohen's work are above dispute; here, for the first time, a team of philosophers takes an in-depth look at its realsignificance.Want to know what Cohen and Kierkegaard have in common? Or whether Cohen rivals the great philosophical pessimist Schopenhauer? Then this book is for you. It provides the first thorough analysis of Cohen from various (philosophical) positions. It is intended not only for Cohen fans but also undergraduates in philosophy and other areas. It explores important neglected aspects of Cohen's work without attempting to reduce them to academic tropes, yet nonetheless it is also useful to academics -or anyone - beguiled by the enigma that is Leonard Cohen.
Jason Holt is a published poet and a philosopher who specializes in aesthetics and the philosophy of mind. He's an associate professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He is the editor of numerous books, includingThe Daily Show and Philosophy, and he is the author ofBlindsight and the Nature of Consciousness.
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Title:Leonard Cohen and Philosophy: Various PositionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.78 inPublished:October 17, 2014Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812698568

ISBN - 13:9780812698565

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