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The Beatles and Philosophy

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 301 Nombre de pages
"A collection of essays explores philosophical aspects of the Beatles' music, lyrics, and political acitivities. Topics addressed ... Lire la suite
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"A collection of essays explores philosophical aspects of the Beatles' music, lyrics, and political acitivities. Topics addressed include: skepticism and epistemology, the philosophy of love, altered consciousness and drug culture, and Marxism and social philosophy"--Provided by publisher.

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The most popular musical group of all time, the Beatles also brought serious thought to the bubble gum-scented world of pop and rock music, with adventurous, profound, and sometimes mysterious lyrics that veered from the deliberate absurdity of "I Am the Walrus" to the rosy Rousseau-like fantasy of "When I'm 64" to the darkly existential/nihilist visions of "Eleanor Rigby" and "A Day in the Life." In this lively new book, 20 Beatles-loving philosophers offer fresh insight into the lives and words of the Fab Four. Among the topics investigated are the groups' critique of consumer culture; John Lennon and the Cold War; Paul McCartney's philosophy of love, community, and politics; the Beatles' struggle against the inauthentic; the ethics of chemically changed states of consciousness; the metaphysical standing of popularized Eastern meditation; and skepticism in the Beatles' worldview. Like earlier titles in this popular series, "The Beatles and Philosophy" discusses complex issues in an enjoyable, highly readable fashion.

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Beatles and Philosophy
Éditeur:
Code EAN: 9780812696066
ISBN: 978-0-8126-9606-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Open Court Pub Co
Genre: Philosophie
nombre de pages: 301
Poids: 440g
Taille: H227mm x B154mm x T18mm
Année: 2006