Radiohead and Philosophy

Radiohead and Philosophy

The chapters in this book explain how Radiohead’s music connects directly to the philosophical phenomenology of thinkers like Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Martin Heidegger, the existentialism of Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre, and the ...

Author: Brandon W. Forbes

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697001

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Since their breakthrough hit "Creep" in 1993, Radiohead has continued to make waves throughout popular and political culture with its views about the Bush presidency (its 2003 album was titled Hail to the Thief), its anti-corporatism, its pioneering efforts to produce ecologically sound road tours, and, most of all, its decision in 2007 to sell its latest album, In Rainbows, online with a controversial "pay-what-you-want" price. Radiohead and Philosophy offers fresh ways to appreciate the lyrics, music, and conceptual ground of this highly innovative band. The chapters in this book explain how Radiohead’s music connects directly to the philosophical phenomenology of thinkers like Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Martin Heidegger, the existentialism of Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre, and the philosophical politics of Karl Marx, Jean Baudrillard, and Noam Chomsky. Fans and critics know that Radiohead is "the only band that matters" on the scene today — Radiohead and Philosophy shows why.
Categories: Philosophy

Radiohead and Philosophy

Radiohead and Philosophy

Fitter Happier More Deductive Brandon W. Forbes, George A. Reisch. Because tragedy deals with the universal, Aristotle describes tragedy as more philosophical and more ethically serious than history. Because tragedy is “true to life,” ...

Author: Brandon W. Forbes

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812696646

Category: Philosophy

Page: 295

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Evaluates the deeper significance of the popular and politically charged band, discussing their reflection of leading issues while considering how their music has drawn on the philosophical and existential perspectives of master thinkers. Original.
Categories: Philosophy

All These Things into Position

All These Things into Position

Mark Greif, “Radiohead, or the Philosophy of Pop,” in Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter, Happier, More Deductive, edited by Brandon W. Forbes and George A. Reisch (Chicago: Open Court, 2009) 30–31. 3. For more on this theme in ...

Author: Robert Cady Saler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532606809

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Radiohead is simultaneously one of the most experimental and most successful rock bands on the planet. While their lyrics rarely reference religion, in this book Robert Saler argues that the discipline of Christian theology has a great deal to learn from the band when it comes to unflinching engagement with the world's brokenness and its longing for redemption. Market dynamics, the influence of capitalism on art, ecological theology, aesthetics, and Christology all come together as Saler asks what it might mean for Radiohead to "soundtrack" a theology of defiance against the forces that create death in our daily lives.
Categories: Religion

Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More

Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More

... 38 Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (2009) VOLUME 39Jimmy Buffett andPhilosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life (2009) Edited by Erin McKenna and Scott L. Pratt VOLUME 40 Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets ...

Author: Wayne Yuen

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698213

Category: Philosophy

Page: 18

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In Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?, British Columbia-based philosopher Gordon Hawkes compares the zombies of The Walking Dead with the zombies philosophers argue about. Debate about whether zombies could possibly exist has been a hot topic in philosophy of mind over the last thirty years, though as Hawkes points out, these are not quite the same as the walkers in Robert Kirkman’s epic tale. Philosophical zombies, or P-zombies for short, are beings who look and behave exactly like humans but have no inner mental life—no consciousness. Philosophers have lined up on both sides of this disputed proposition, and no agreement is yet in sight. A related question is how much consciousness is possessed by the walkers of The Walking Dead, and whether these shambling walkers are entitled to any moral consideration. Hawkes’s piece is one of twenty chapters in The Walking Dead and Philosophy, edited by Wayne Yuen, in which philosophers draw fascinating and disturbing conclusions from The Walking Dead comics and TV show. The Walking Dead and Philosophy explores not only the nature of zombies, but the nature of human society as revealed by the impact of a zombie apocalypse.
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Transformers and Philosophy

Transformers and Philosophy

... Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (2009) VOLUME 39 Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life (2009) Edited by Erin McKenna and Scott L. Pratt VOLUME 40 Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets ...

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698145

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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Transformers began with toys and a cartoon series in 1984 and has since grown to include comic books, movies, and video games — its science fiction story has reached an audience with a wide range second only to that of Star Wars. Here, in Transformers and Philosophy, a dream team of philosophers pursues the fascinating questions posed by humankind’s encounter with an artificially intelligent mechanical civilization: Is genuine artificial intelligence possible? Would a robotic civilization come with its own morality and artistic life, and would it find a need for romantic love? Should we be more careful about developing robots that may eventually develop ideas of their own? Transformers and Philosophy puts Transformers under a microscope and exposes its philosophical implications in an instantly readable way.
Categories: Philosophy

Radiohead and the Global Movement for Change

Radiohead and the Global Movement for Change

2007. Welcome to the Machine: OK Computer and the Death of the Classic Album. Surrey, UK: Chrome Dreams. Forbes, B., and G. Reisch. 2009. Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive. Chicago: Open Court. Fricke, David. 2003.

Author: Phil Rose

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611478617

Category: Music

Page: 266

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Radiohead and the Global Movement for Change examines the work of the British group Radiohead, focusing particularly on their landmark recording OK Computer (1997). This book studies the band’s exploration of the crucial issues surrounding contemporary technological development and ‘musical hermeneutics’ with the media ecology perspective.
Categories: Music

Knowledge Communication Transparency Democracy Global Governance

Knowledge Communication  Transparency  Democracy  Global Governance

Philosophy titles like these are important to be noticed in the context of the new expectancies of the general public ... Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (2009), Transformers and Philosophy: More Than Meets the ...

Author: Claudiu Mesaroș

Publisher: Editura Universității de Vest

ISBN: 9789731253497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 153

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Knowledge communication is a subject intensely discussed nowadaysas there is much buzz in the academia about the crisis of scientific authority. Fundamental research but also popular culture, special magazines, traditional books, find increasingly rarer common terms with new audiences like web 2.0 practitioners and various multi-media consumers. There are even pedigree cultured people that seem to accept no more traditional communicating supports and act conflictually towards them. Some voices claim that general audiences are superficial and consumerist; but on the other hand many speak about lack of openness for the general audience from scientists themselves. The audience of science is therefore fundamental and all the papers in this volume touch it in many ways. Another direction that will be consistent with all these papers along the book is the knowledge as a resource for cultural and regional policies, tourism industry and so forth. Transparency, globalization, regionalization, have no meaning without distinctive specters of regions and local cultures that assert themselves besides traditional European countries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy

Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy

Volume 1 Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (2000) Volume 2 The Simpsons and ... Auxier and Phillip S. Seng Volume 38 Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (2009) Edited by Brandon Forbes and ...

Author: Josef Steiff

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812697315

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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The best and wisest of men or a heartless machine? Crusader for justice or cynical egoist? Mr. Holmes, the brain of Baker Street, continues to fascinate, to baffle, and to be interpreted very differently—by, among others, Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, Robert Downey Jr., and Benedict Cumberbatch, without losing his unmistakable identity. Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy applies observation and deduction to the ultimate “three pipe problem,” the meaning of Sherlock Holmes. -- Cover p. [4] and publisher's website.
Categories: Philosophy

Poker and Philosophy

Poker and Philosophy

... VOLUME 38 Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (2009) VOLUME 39 Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life (2009) Edited by Erin McKenna and Scott L. Pratt VOLUME 40 Transformers and Philosophy: More ...

Author: Eric Bronson

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Does God play cards with the universe? Do women have better poker faces than men? What’s the most existential poker movie ever made? Is life more meaningful when you go all-in? Is online poker really still poker? Poker and Philosophy ponders these questions and more, pitting young lions against old masters as the brashness of Phil Hellmuth meets the arrogance of Socrates, the recklessness of Doyle Brunson challenges the desperation of Dostoyevsky, and the coolness of Chris Moneymaker takes on the American tradition of capitalist ingenuity. This witty collection of essays demonstrates what serious card sharks have long known: winning big takes more than a good hand and a straight face. Stacking the metaphorical deck with a serious grounding in philosophy is the key to raking it in, because as Machiavelli proved long ago, it’s a lot better to be feared than loved, and lying is not the same as cheating.
Categories: Philosophy

U2 and Philosophy

U2 and Philosophy

... Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (2009) VOLUME 39 Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life (2009) Edited by Erin McKenna and Scott L. Pratt VOLUME 40 Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets ...

Author: Mark A. Wrathall

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698138

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Is it possible to be a committed Christian and a rock superstar? Can political activists make good music? Do hugely successful rock bands really care about AIDS and poverty in Africa, or is it just another image-enhancing schtick? U2 and Philosophy ponders these and other seeming dichotomies in the career of the Irish supergroup. For over two decades, U2 has been one of the biggest acts in rock music. They’ve produced over a dozen platinum and multiplatinum records and won 15 Grammy Awards. Critics everywhere have praised the band’s thoughtful, complex lyrics and the artistry of their music. At the same time, Bono, the group’s lead singer, has dedicated himself to political and social causes, blurring the line between rock star and respected statesman. Offering fresh insight into the band’s music and activism, these thought-provoking essays allows fans to discover philosophy through the eyes of U2, and rediscover U2 through the eyes of philosophers.
Categories: Philosophy