Metaphysical Graffiti: Deep Cuts In The Philosophy Of Rock by Randall E. AuxierMetaphysical Graffiti: Deep Cuts In The Philosophy Of Rock by Randall E. Auxier

Metaphysical Graffiti: Deep Cuts In The Philosophy Of Rock

byRandall E. Auxier

Paperback | June 23, 2017

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Metaphysical Graffiti explores the philosophical themes prevalent in the music of the classic rock era. Each chapter is a detailed study of a classic rock performer or ensemble, applying insights from philosophers ancient and modern. It will appeal to an audience that was inspired by the music of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In the words of the author, 'Philosophy is in this music and it is of this music and for this music.'The author is an accomplished professor of philosophy and also an accomplished musician, who plays in the folk rock group, Bone Dry River Band.Among the chapters included in this book 'Frenzy' applies Plato and mystery religion to the Rolling Stones, 'An Everlasting Kiss: The Seduction of Wendy' applies Vico to Bruce Springsteen, 'Warm Impermanence' applies Danto and Andy Warhol to David Bowie, 'Magic Pages and Mythic Plants' applies Cassirer to Led Zeppelin, 'A Touch of Grey: Gratefully Dead?' applies Kant and Whitehead to the Grateful Dead, 'Yesterday's Tom Sawyers' applies Suzanne Langer to Rush, and 'Dead Reckoning and Tackingthe Winds of Fortune and Fate' applies Machiavelli to Jimmy Buffett. Metaphysical Graffiti explores the philosophical themes prevalent in the music of the classic rock era. Each chapter is a detailed study of a classic rock performer or ensemble, applying insights from philosophers ancient and modern. It will appeal to an audience that was inspired by the music of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. In the words of the author, 'Philosophy is in this music and it is of this music and for this music.'The author is an accomplished professor of philosophy and also an accomplished musician, who plays in the folk rock group, Bone Dry River Band.Among the chapters included in this book 'Frenzy' applies Plato and mystery religion to the Rolling Stones, 'An Everlasting Kiss: The Seduction of Wendy' applies Vico to Bruce Springsteen, 'Warm Impermanence' applies Danto and Andy Warhol to David Bowie, 'Magic Pages and Mythic Plants' applies Cassirer to Led Zeppelin, 'A Touch of Grey: Gratefully Dead?' applies Kant and Whitehead to the Grateful Dead, 'Yesterday's Tom Sawyers' applies Suzanne Langer to Rush, and 'Dead Reckoning and Tackingthe Winds of Fortune and Fate' applies Machiavelli to Jimmy Buffett.
Randall E. Auxier is the editor ofBruce Springsteen and Philosophy and the co-editor ofThe Wizard of Oz and Philosophy. He is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a member of the Bone Dry River Band.
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Title:Metaphysical Graffiti: Deep Cuts In The Philosophy Of RockFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:June 23, 2017Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812699645

ISBN - 13:9780812699647

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