Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life

Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life

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by Erin McKenna, Scott L. Pratt
     
 

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Jimmy Buffett and his music have touched the lives of millions of people around the world, spanning generations and genres. But is Buffett's music just a good time, or is there a deeper level to it? Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy shows the philosophical side of this self-proclaimed non-philosopher's work. The articles in this book provide an accessible approach…  See more details below

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Jimmy Buffett and his music have touched the lives of millions of people around the world, spanning generations and genres. But is Buffett's music just a good time, or is there a deeper level to it? Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy shows the philosophical side of this self-proclaimed non-philosopher's work. The articles in this book provide an accessible approach to thinking about Buffett's music philosophically and to thinking about philosophy from the perspective of Jimmy Buffett's music. Along the way, questions are raised about figures in the philosophical tradition from ancient to contemporary — Epicurus, Diogenes, Heidegger, Josiah Royce, William James, John Dewey, and Judith Butler. In addition, questions about a wide range of traditional philosophical issues, including aesthetic theory, identity, knowledge, culture, and being, are explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812696929
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
362 KB

Meet the Author

Erin McKenna is Professor of Philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.

Scott L. Pratt is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

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