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U2 and philosophy : how to decipher an atomic band

Author: Mark A Wrathall
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2006.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A collection of essays about the rock band U2 and lead singer Bono focusing on philosophical and ethical aspects of their music and political activities"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark A Wrathall
ISBN: 0812695992 9780812695991 9780812695991
OCLC Number: 66527023
Description: xvi, 228 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: See the world in green and blue : U2 and the philosophy of existence. "We can be one" : love and platonic transcendence in U2 / Marina Berzins McCoy ; Staring at the sun : U2 and the experience of Kierkegaardian despair / Hubert L. Dreyfus and Mark A. Wrathall ; "If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel" : existential Christianity in U2 / Mark A. Wrathall ; Philosophizing place in The Joshua tree / Jeff Malpas ; The importance of being Bono : the philosophy and politics of identity in the lyrics and personae of U2's frontman / Kerry Soper ; "Even better than the real thing"? : postmodernity, the triumph of the simulacra, and U2 / Iain Thomson --
I don't mean to bug ya : the philosophical basis of U2's ethics and politics. U2 and the problem of evil / Trenton Merricks ; U2, feminism, and ethics of care / Jennifer McClinton-Temple and Abigail Myers ; Why listen to U2? / Craig DeLancey ; "Until the end of the world" : U2, eschatology, and Heidegger's "being-toward-death" / V.S. Benfell III --
Three chords and the truth : meaning, knowledge, and the power of music. "This music changed the shape of the world" : U2 and the phenomenological understanding of music / Béatrice Han-Pile ; To find a song that I can sing : what philosophy of language can tell us about popular success / Theodore Gracyk ; "What you don't know, you can feel it somehow" : knowledge, feeling, and revelation in U2 / Timothy Cleveland ; The ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry : U2 and trash / Chris Tollefsen ; Aristotle, U2, and the abolition of man : "a feeling is so much stronger than a thought" / David Werther.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 21.
Responsibility: edited by Mark A. Wrathall.
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U2 have been one of the biggest acts in rock music. They've produced over a dozen platinum and multi-platinum records and won 15 Grammy Awards. This work helps the readers to discover philosophy  Read more...

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