Metallica and Philosophy: A Crash Course in Brain Surgery

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William Irwin
John Wiley & Sons, 4 февр. 2009 г. - Всего страниц: 272
Hit the lights and jump in the fire, you’re about to enter the School of Rock! Today’s lecture will be a crash course in brain surgery. This hard and fast lesson is taught by instructors who graduated from the old school—they actually paid $5.98 for The $5.98 EP. But back before these philosophy professors cut their hair, they were lieutenants in the Metal Militia.

  • A provocative study of the ‘thinking man’s’ metal band
  • Maps out the connections between Aristotle, Nietzsche, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Metallica, to demonstrate the band’s philosophical significance
  • Uses themes in Metallica’s work to illuminate topics such as freedom, truth, identity, existentialism, questions of life and death, metaphysics, epistemology, the mind-body problem, morality, justice, and what we owe one another
  • Draws on Metallica’s lyrical content, Lars Ulrich’s relationship with Napster, as well as the documentary Some Kind of Monster
  • Serves as a guide for thinking through the work of one of the greatest rock bands of all time
  • Compiled by the editor of Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing and The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh! of Homer
 

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HIT THE LIGHTS
1
Disc 1 ON THROUGH THE NEVER
3
MetallicaEmotionand Morality
5
ChristianWarriorBuddhist
16
When Sweet Amber Becomes the Master of Puppets
29
Metallica s Message of NonconformityIndividuality and Truth
41
METALLICA MEETS EXISTENTIALISM
53
5 THE METAL MILITIA AND THE EXISTENTIALIST CLUB
55
Suffering and the Ethics of Euthanasia
135
AbsurditySuicide and the Downward Spiral
148
Disc 4 METAPHYSICA EPISTEMOLOGICA METALLICA
161
MetallicaPerception and Reality
163
One and the MindBody Problem
173
On the Identity of Rock Bands Over Time
183
Disc 5 FANS AND THE BAND
197
What Do Bands and Fans Owe Each Other?
199

HetfieldKierkegaardand the Pursuit of Authenticity
65
The Immorality of Morality
74
From We to I and Back Again
85
Disc 3 LIVING AND DYING LAUGHING AND CRYING
99
Metallica and the Meaning of Life
101
Metallica and Foucault on Insanity and Con nement
117
Why Not Execute Killers?
127
18 THE UNSOCIAL SOCIABILITY OF HUMANS AND METAL GODS
210
The Drama of Male Bonding in Some Kind of Monster
219
Metallica s Argument Against Napster and Internet File Sharing
232
WHO S WHO IN THE METAL MILITIA
245
THE PHANTOM LORD S INDEX
250
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William Irwin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at King's College, Pennsylvania. He has edited Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing; The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer (with Mark T. Conard and Aeon J. Skoble); and Critical Thinking: A Student's Introduction (with Gregory Bassham, H. Nardone, and J. Wallace). He is also the author of Intentionalist Interpretation: A Philosophical Explanation and Defense and editor of The Death and Resurrection of the Author.

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