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Title Metallica and philosophy : a crash course in brain surgery / edited by William Irwin
Published Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 260 pages) : illustrations
Series The Blackwell philosophy and popculture series
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- HEROES OF THE DAY58; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- HIT THE LIGHTS -- Disc 1 ON THROUGH THE NEVER -- 1 WHISPER THINGS INTO MY BRAIN58; Metallica44;Emotion44;and Morality -- 2 THIS SEARCH GOES ON58; Christian44;Warrior44;Buddhist -- 3 ALCOHOLICA58; When Sweet Amber Becomes the Master of Puppets -- 4 THROUGH THE MIST AND THE MADNESS58; Metallica 8217;s Message of Nonconformity44;Individuality44; and Truth -- Disc 2 EXISTENSICA58; METALLICA MEETS EXISTENTIALISM -- 5 THE METAL MILITIA AND THE EXISTENTIALIST CLUB -- 6 THE STRUGGLE WITHIN58; Hetfield44;Kierkegaard44;and the Pursuit of Authenticity -- 7 METALLICA44;NIETZSCHE44; AND MARX58; The Immorality of Morality -- 8 METALLICA 8217;S EXISTENTIAL FREEDOM58; From We to I and Back Again -- Disc 3 LIVING AND DYING44; LAUGHING AND CRYING -- 9 TO LIVE IS TO DIE58; Metallica and the Meaning of Life -- 10 MADNESS IN THE MIRROR OF REASON58; Metallica and Foucault on Insanity and Con 8226;nement -- 11 RIDE THE LIGHTNING58; Why Not Execute Killers63; -- 12 LIVING AND DYING AS ONE58; Suffering and the Ethics of Euthanasia -- 13 FADE TO BLACK58; Absurdity44;Suicide44; and the Downward Spiral -- Disc 4 METAPHYSICA44; EPISTEMOLOGICA44; METALLICA -- 14 BELIEVER44;DECEIVER58; Metallica44;Perception44; and Reality -- 15 TRAPPED IN MYSELF58; 8220;One 8221; and the Mind45;Body Problem -- 16 IS IT STILL METALLICA63;58; On the Identity of Rock Bands Over Time -- Disc 5 FANS AND THE BAND -- 17 METALLICA DROPS A LOAD58; What Do Bands and Fans Owe Each Other63; -- 18 THE UNSOCIAL SOCIABILITY OF HUMANS AND METAL GODS -- 19 BOYS INTERRUPTED58; The Drama of Male Bonding in Some Kind of Monster -- 20 JUSTICE FOR ALL63;58; Metallica 8217;s Argument Against Napster and Internet File Sharing -- WHO 8217;S WHO IN THE METAL MILITIA -- THE PHANTOM LORD 8217;S INDEX -- Last Page
Summary 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.; Metallica is the "thinking man's" metal band and the headbanger's CNN. Snobs and music critics have often dismissed Metallica as mindless noise; we're here to set the record straight. "In pursuit of truth no matter where it lies," this book considers questions that philosophers have been pondering for ages, including: Does Metallica's music provide an Aristotelian catharsis or does it just make kids go postal? Can "Fade to Black" save you from suicide? Are we all in the "Sanitarium"? How can we "Escape" to be free? What can Nietzsche tell us about the God That Failed? What can Descartes and "One" tell us about the relationship between the mind and the body? Did Lars make a sound argument against Napster?; Metallica is more than just a band, and this book is much more than just a ticket to ride down memory lane. This is an in-depth analysis of the soundtrack to your life. So start your CD player, fire up your iPod, or, better yet, break out the old vinyl. We're going' for a ride with the four horsemen, and a few philosophers too
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Metallica (Musical group) -- Criticism and interpretation.
Heavy metal (Music) -- United States -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Irwin, William, 1970-
ISBN 1405182083 (electronic bk.)
9781405182089 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)