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Philosophy Through Popular Culture: Art, Music, and Theater

A guide to publications using popular culture as a vehicle for philosophy.

Life Concentrated: Art, Music, Theater and Philosophy

Auxier, Randall E., and Doug Anderson. Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy. 2008.

Baur, Michael, and Steven Baur, eds. The Beatles and Philosophy: Nothing You Can Think That Can't Be Thunk. MUSIC LIBRARY ML421 B4 B4134 2006.

Calef, Scott. Led Zeppelin and Philosophy: All Will Be Revealed. MUSIC LIBRARY ML421 L4 L388 2009.

Darby, Derrick, and Tommie shelby, eds. Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason. MUSIC LIBRARY ML3918 R37 H55 2005.

Diagne, Soulemane Bachir. African Art as Philosophy: Senghor, Bergson, and the Idea of Negritude. PQ3939 S47 Z623713 2011.

Dick, Luke, and Beorge A. Reisch, eds. The Rolling Stones and Philosophy. 2011.

Forbes, Brandon W., and George A. Resch, eds. Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive. 2009.

Gimbel, Steven, ed. The Grateful Dead and Philosophy: Getting High Minded About Love and Haight. MUSIC LIBRARY ML421 G72 G67 2007.

Harris, James F. Philosophy at 33 1/3 RPM: Themes of Classic Rock Music. MUSIC LIBRARY ML3532 H33 1993.

Huss, John, and David Werther, eds. Johnny Cash and Philosophy: The Burning Ring of Truth. 2008.

Kul-Want, Christopher. Philosophers on Art from Kant to the Postmoderns: A Critical Reader. BH39 P47175 2010.

McKenna, Erin, and Scott l. Pratt, eds. Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life. 2009.

Reisch, George A., ed. Pink Floyd and Philosophy: Careful With That Axiom Eugene! MUSIC LIBRARY ML421 P6 P54 2007.

Rutter, Benjamin. Helgel on Modern Arts. B2949 A4 R88 2010.

Steinberg, Jesse R., ed. Blues--Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low. MUSIC LIBRARY ML3521 B64 2012; another copy in Belk Library, E169.1 B6545 2012.

Stern, Tom. Philosophy and Theatre: An Introduction. PN2039 S74 2014.

Vernezze, Peter, and Carl J. Porter, eds. Bob Dylan and Philosophy: It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Thinking). MUSIC LIBRARY ML420 D98 B55 2005.

Wittkower, D. E., ed. iPod and Philosophy: iCon of an ePoch. MUSIC LIBRARY ML3916 I76 2008.

Wrathall, Mark A., ed. U2 and Philosophy: How to Decipher an Atomic Band. MUSIC LIBRARY ML421 U2 U13 2006.


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