Metaphysical Graffiti: Deep Cuts in the Philosophy of Rock

Metaphysical Graffiti: Deep Cuts in the Philosophy of Rock

by Randall E. Auxier

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ISBN-13: 9780812699647
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,251,626
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Randall E. Auxier is the editor of Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy and the co-editor of The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy. He is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a member of the Bone Dry River Band.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Silence in Between Luke Dick vii

Sources xi

Late Summer: Like a Window in Your Heart xiii

A Side It's Only Rock and Roll 1

1 The Glimmer Twins 3

2 When the Whip Comes Down 27

3 Frenzy 51

4 When Jumpin' Jack Flash Met Ziggy Stardust 73

5 Warm Impermanence 83

6 Magic Pages and Mythic Plants 95

7 The Kids Aren't Alright 113

8 It's All Dark: The Eclipse of the Damaged Brain 131

B Side Born in the USA 159

9 A Touch of Grey: Gratefully Dead? 161

10 An Everlasting Kiss: The Seduction of Wendy 181

11 Blinded by the Subterranean Homesick Muse: The Poet as Virtuoso and Virtuous 197

12 Prophets and Profits: Poets, Preachers and Pragmatists 219

13 The Long Decline 233

14 Emptiness in Harmony 253

Bonus Tracks: Growing Older but Not Up 275

15 Christ in a Sidecar: An Ontology of Suicide Machines 277

16 Yesterday's Tom Sawyers 291

17 Dead Reckoning and Tacking in the Winds of Fortune and Fate 317

18 Running on Empty 337

Afterword: Long Live Rock 357

References 365

Bios 369

Index 379

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