Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (Google eBook)

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Brandon Forbes, George Reisch
Open Court, Aug 21, 2013 - Music - 316 pages
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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 Radioheadís 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 ó Radiohead and Philosophy shows why.

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Review: Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (Popular Culture and Philosophy #38)

User Review  - David Ye - Goodreads

Interesting essays relating Radiohead's music to philosophy. Some of the arguments were a stretch. Read full review

Review: Radiohead and Philosophy: Fitter Happier More Deductive (Popular Culture and Philosophy #38)

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

At least I'm not an android! Read full review


Popular Culture and Philosophy
Title Page
Radiohead orthe Philosophy of
Youre Living in aFantasy World This Beautiful World Chapter 4 Radiohead and Some Questions about Music
Why Such Sad Songs?
Start Making Sense
More Powerful than You Can Possibly
Where Power Ends and Violence Begins
The Fear Is Holding On Rising Up Chapter 15
Radiohead Heidegger and Technology
Chapter17 WhyaRock Band in a Desolate Time?
FeelMy Luck Could Change If You Think thatYoure Strong Enough The Signature Time in Pyramid Song Chapter 18 of Rhythm and Time Signatu...
Radiohead and the Postmodern
Hyperreally Saying Something

Taking the Sting Out of Environmental Virtue Ethics Akrasia
Chewing the Fat with Kant and Nietzsche
Fear and Tremblingin Sunnydale
This IsReally Happening So DoSomething Chapter 9 We Capitalists Suck YoungBlood
Nietzsche Nihilism and Hail to the Thief
The Impossible Utopias in Hail to the Thief
Sexier More Seductive
Selected chronological radiohead discography
Where we got our bigideas
Rhyme 2 Reason 2005
Index for abook

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About the author (2013)

Brandon Forbes is a freelance writer based in Chicago, IL.
George Reisch is the author of How the Cold War Transformed the Philosophy of Science and editor of Pink Floyd and Philosophy, Monty Python and Philosophy, and Bullshit and Philosophy.

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