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Johnny Cash and Philosophy: The Burning Ring of Truth
     

Johnny Cash and Philosophy: The Burning Ring of Truth

by John Huss
 

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Interest in the Man in Black has grown since his death in 2003, with increased record sales, cover videos by groups like Nine Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his fame. This book honors Cash by examining the many philosophical issues and concepts within his music. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of

Overview

Interest in the Man in Black has grown since his death in 2003, with increased record sales, cover videos by groups like Nine Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his fame. This book honors Cash by examining the many philosophical issues and concepts within his music. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a man just to watch him die,” philosophers who are fans of Johnny Cash explore the meaning and continuing importance of his work and legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697780
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy , #31
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
746 KB

Meet the Author

John Huss is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Akron. He is the co-writer of the cult film Use Your Head and singer-songwriter and leader of the Chicago band The John Huss Moderate Combo.

David Werther is a faculty associate in Philosophy in the Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, he teaches theology in the extension program of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His favorite Johnny Cash songs are "Wanted Man" and "When the Man Comes Around."

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