Radiohead and philosophy: fitter happier more deductive

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Open Court, Apr 14, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 295 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  - Cheveuxroux S. - Goodreads

A good, accessible read that contextualizes several philosophical ideas in Radiohead's lyrics and music. The articles are short enough that reading them doesn't feel like poring over a textbook and ... Read full review

Contents

Radiohead or the Philosophy of
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All the Argument We Need
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Radiohead and Some Questions
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Copyright

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About the author (2009)

George A. Reisch is an independent scholar

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