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Metallica and philosophy : a crash course in brain surgery

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2007.
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.; Metallica is the "thinking man's" metal band and  Read more...
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Metallica and philosophy.
Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2007
(DLC) 2006033448
(OCoLC)73742168
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Irwin
ISBN: 9781405182089 1405182083
OCLC Number: 173665887
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 260 pages) : illustrations.
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.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by William Irwin.

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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  Read more...

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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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