Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness on the Edge of Truth

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Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard ...
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Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status as a poet.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812696479
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


"I Got this Guitar and I Learned How to Make It Talk"   Randall E. Auxier   Doug Anderson     xi
Born to Run the USA     1
Prophets and Profits: Poets, Preachers and Pragmatists   Randall E. Auxier     3
Who's the Boss? Springsteen on the Alienation and Salvation of Work and Labor   Steven Michels     17
They Play Guitars All Night and All Day: On the Ethics of Encores   Steven Gimbel     29
Where Were You Born, Bruce Springsteen, and What Does It Matter?   John Shook     39
On the Cover of the Rolling Stone: Revolution in the U.S.A.   Doug Anderson   Russell Anderson     57
When We Were Wild and Innocent     69
Blinded by the Subterranean Homesick Muse: The Poet as Virtuous and Virtuoso   Randall E. Auxier     71
Racing in the Street: Freedom, Feminism, and Collateral Damage   Doug Anderson     93
An Everlasting Kiss: The Seduction of Wendy   Randall E. Auxier     103
The Dark Edges     119
Driving with Springsteen into the Darkness at the Edge of the World   James Couch     121
Thunder Road   Gary L. Herstein     133
Everything Dies: Facing Fatalism in "Atlantic City"   John Jacob Kaag     149
Living on the Edge: A Reason to Believe   Erin McKenna   Scott Pratt     161
Living in "My Hometown": Local Philosophies for Troubled Times   Heather E. Keith     173
Bruce Springsteen or Philosophy   Michael Ventimiglia     183
Tom Joad's Ghosts     195
Straight Time: Images of Oppression   Luke Dick     197
Whatever You Say, Boss: Or, What the Thunder Road Said   Michael F. Patton, Jr.     211
A Little of that Human Touch: Knowledge and Empathy in the Music of Bruce Springsteen   Scott Calef     223
Socrates the Sculptor, Springsteen the Singer: Philosophy and Art Against the Tyrants   Jason M. Bell   Jessica Bell     235
Elvis, 57 Channels, and a .44 Magnum: A Cross-Section of Springsteen's Imagination   Randall E. Auxier     257
Greetings from...     279
Proper Names in Springsteen Lyrics     281
Hey. That's Me     287
Index     291
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