The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just a Thought Away (Popular Culture and Philosophy Book 64)

The Rolling Stones and Philosophy: It's Just a Thought Away (Popular Culture and Philosophy Book 64)


From their commanding function within the so-called British Invasion of the early Sixties to their prestige because the elder statesmen (and British Knight) of rock and roll, the Stones became greater than an evanescent phenomenon in popular culture. they've got turn into a touchstone not just for the historical past of our times—their functionality on the Altamont Raceway marked the "end of the sixties," whereas their 1990 live performance in Prague helped Czechoslovakia and different jap bloc countries have fun their newfound freedom (and delight) out from below Moscow’s thumb. due to their durability, the track and profession of the Stones—much greater than The Beatles—stand as touchstones within the own lives of even informal Stones enthusiasts. every person of a definite age recalls the Stones on Ed Sullivan, the dying of founder Brian Jones, their favourite songs, live shows, or movies, and their stance within the vintage “Beatles as opposed to Stones” debates. within the wake of Keith Richards’s bestselling autobiography, Life (2010), many are actually reliving those occasions and a long time from the point of view of the band’s endearing and likely death-defying guitarist.

The chapters in The Rolling Stones and Philosophy have fun the Stones’ position in our lives by means of digging into the controversies, the symbols, and meanings the band and its songs have for thus many. What may perhaps you suggest (and what did Mick suggest) through “sympathy for the Devil”? Did the Stones percentage any of the blame for the deaths at Altamont, as critic Lester Bangs charged they did in Rolling Stone journal? What theories of ethics and character lay in the back of the good-boy picture of the Beatles and the bad-boy popularity the Stones bought? If Keith Richards rather had his blood changed 4 separate instances, does that make him a zombie? How do the Glimmer Twins aid us refine our realizing of friendship? Written by means of a dozen philosophers and students who adore the Rolling Stones not just for his or her track, this ebook turns into required interpreting for an individual looking greatest delight from "the world's maximum rock and roll band."

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