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Metallica and Philosophy : a Crash Course in Brain Surgery.

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: Williston : Wiley, 2009.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.<br /> <ul> <li style=""list-style:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Irwin, William.
Metallica and Philosophy : A Crash Course in Brain Surgery.
Williston : Wiley, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Irwin
ISBN: 9781405182089 1405182083
OCLC Number: 1048492743
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages).
Contents: HEROES OF THE DAY: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; HIT THE LIGHTS; Disc 1 ON THROUGH THE NEVER; 1 WHISPER THINGS INTO MY BRAIN: Metallica, Emotion, and Morality; 2 THIS SEARCH GOES ON: Christian, Warrior, Buddhist; 3 ALCOHOLICA: When Sweet Amber Becomes the Master of Puppets; 4 THROUGH THE MIST AND THE MADNESS: Metallica 's Message of Nonconformity, Individuality, and Truth; Disc 2 EXISTENSICA: METALLICA MEETS EXISTENTIALISM; 5 THE METAL MILITIA AND THE EXISTENTIALIST CLUB; 6 THE STRUGGLE WITHIN: Hetfield, Kierkegaard, and the Pursuit of Authenticity; 7 METALLICA, NIETZSCHE, AND MARX: The Immorality of Morality. 8 METALLICA 'S EXISTENTIAL FREEDOM: From We to I and Back AgainDisc 3 LIVING AND DYING, LAUGHING AND CRYING; 9 TO LIVE IS TO DIE: Metallica and the Meaning of Life; 10 MADNESS IN THE MIRROR OF REASON: Metallica and Foucault on Insanity and Con nement; 11 RIDE THE LIGHTNING: Why Not Execute Killers?; 12 LIVING AND DYING AS ONE: Suffering and the Ethics of Euthanasia; 13 FADE TO BLACK: Absurdity, Suicide, and the Downward Spiral; Disc 4 METAPHYSICA, EPISTEMOLOGICA, METALLICA; 14 BELIEVER, DECEIVER: Metallica, Perception, and Reality; 15 TRAPPED IN MYSELF: "One " and the Mind-Body Problem. 16 IS IT STILL METALLICA?: On the Identity of Rock Bands Over TimeDisc 5 FANS AND THE BAND; 17 METALLICA DROPS A LOAD: What Do Bands and Fans Owe Each Other?; 18 THE UNSOCIAL SOCIABILITY OF HUMANS AND METAL GODS; 19 BOYS INTERRUPTED: The Drama of Male Bonding in Some Kind of Monster; 20 JUSTICE FOR ALL?: Metallica 's Argument Against Napster and Internet File Sharing; WHO 'S WHO IN THE METAL MILITIA; THE PHANTOM LORD 'S INDEX.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.

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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.<br /> <ul> <li style=""list-style: none""><br /> </li> <li>A provocative study of the 'thinking man's' metal band<br /> </li> <li>Maps out the connections between Aristotle, Nietzsche, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Metallica, to demon.

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"The most elucidative dissertation on Metallica ever written. And a kick-ass read to boot!!!" Scott Ian, guitarist for Anthrax "Like philosophy itself, Metallica's music can scare the uninitiated, Read more...

 
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