The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just a Thought Away

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Asked whether he had found satisfaction, Mick Jagger replied: "financially dissatisfied, sexually satisfied, philosophically trying." In The Rolling Stones and Philosophy, twenty-one professional thinkers try looking for the Philosopher's Stones that's the nature of their game.

Are the Stones hedonists or epicureans? Why do rock'n' rollers and neoconservatives despise each other? Were the boys at fault at Altamont? What artistic and ethical theories lie behind the competing ...

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Overview

Asked whether he had found satisfaction, Mick Jagger replied: "financially dissatisfied, sexually satisfied, philosophically trying." In The Rolling Stones and Philosophy, twenty-one professional thinkers try looking for the Philosopher's Stones that's the nature of their game.

Are the Stones hedonists or epicureans? Why do rock'n' rollers and neoconservatives despise each other? Were the boys at fault at Altamont? What artistic and ethical theories lie behind the competing worldviews of The Stones and The Beatles? How can Mick have sympathy for the Devil?

The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just a Thought Away. Sometimes you can get what you want.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812697582
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,301,367
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author


Luke Dick lives in New York City where he teaches philosophy and performs original music. He earlier lived and worked in Nashville and Oklahoma City.

George A. Reisch lives in Chicago and teaches philosophy at Northwestern University. He is the author of How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science (2005), editor of Pink Floyd and Philosophy (2007), and co-editor of Radiohead and Philosophy (2009).

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Table of Contents

It's Only Philosophy but We Like It George A. Reisch vii

I One Thought to the Body 1

1 The Glimmer Twins Randall E. Auxier 3

2 My Dinner with Mick Jere Surber 27

3 The Beggars' Genius Keegan Goodman 37

4 You Probably Think This Chapter's About You Charles Taliaferro Therese Cotter 47

II A Rolling Stone Gathers No Illusions 55

5 The Head and the Groin of Rock John Huss 57

6 Paint the Flowers Black Rick Mayock 67

7 Zen and the Art of Being a Stones Fan Philip Merklinger 77

8 Epicurean Satisfaction Ruth Tallman 87

III Time Is on Rock's Side 99

9 From Main Street to Guyville George A. Reisch 101

10 When the Whip Comes Down Randall E. Auxier 119

11 The Stones in Pepperland Bill Marten 143

12 Beatles versus Stones: The Last Word Crispin Sartwell 153

IV Politics: Sexual and the Other Kind 163

13 You Can't Always Get What You Want Luke Dick 165

14 Riding the Devil's Tank and Complicit in His Mayhem James Rocha 177

15 The Most Dangerous Rock'n'Roll Band in the World Seth Vannatta 187

16 How Come You're So Wrong, My Sweet Neo Con? Joseph J. Foy 201

17 Keef for President Luke Dick 211

V Undercover of the Knight 221

18 Sympathy for The Stones Michael Barilli Stephanie St. Martin 223

19 How Mick Learned to Love the Devil Richard Berger 231

20 A Devil's Trick of Opposites? Gary Ciocco 241

21 Lucifer Rising and Falling Dan Dinello 251

22 Frenzy Randall E. Auxier 265

Standing in the Shadow 287

Index 293

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