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Bob Dylan and Philosophy (Paperback)

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The legions of Bob Dylan fans know that Dylan is not just a great composer, writer, and performer, but a great thinker as well. In Bob Dylan and Philosophy, eighteen philosophers analyze Dylan’s ethical positions, political commitments, views on gender and sexuality, and his complicated and controversial attitudes toward religion. All phases of Dylan’s output are covered, from his early acoustic folk ballads and anthem-like protest songs to his controversial switch to electric guitar to his sometimes puzzling, often profound music of the 1970s and beyond. The book examines different aspects of Dylan’s creative thought through a philosophical lens, including personal identity, negative and positive freedom, enlightenment and postmodernism in his social criticism, and the morality of bootlegging. An engaging introduction to deep philosophical truths, the book provides Dylan fans with an opportunity to learn about philosophy while impressing fans of philosophy with the deeper implications of his intellectual achievements.
A thought-provoking collection of essays explores philosophical questions in the music of Bob Dylan, including personal identity, negative and positive freedom, enlightenment, and postmodernism in his social criticism and the morality of bootlegging. Original.
Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: Aesthetics
Series Title: Popular Culture and Philosophy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Language: English
Street Date: January 9, 2006
TCIN: 11984658
UPC: 9780812695922
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-4703
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