Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness on the Edge of Truth

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Randall E. Auxier, Douglas R. Anderson
Open Court, 2008 - Music - 302 pages
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Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status as a poet.

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Review: Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness on the Edge of Truth (Popular Culture and Philosophy #32)

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

This was my first book in the ...and philosophy series and it wasn't what I expected. Some parts were interesting, but I was hoping for a lot more Bruce and a lot less of everything else. I made it ... Read full review

Review: Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness on the Edge of Truth (Popular Culture and Philosophy #32)

User Review  - Christa - Goodreads

A brilliant analysis of the philosophy behind some of Springsteen's darker albums (Darkness on the Edge of Town, the River, Nebraska). Worth a million reads. Read full review

Contents

Whos the Boss? Springsteen on the Alienation
17
Where Were You Born Bruce Springsteen and What
39
Revolution
57
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Randall E. Auxier is associate professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is the editor of the journal Personalist Forum and is a frequent contributor to academic books and journals.

Doug Anderson, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Discovery Prize, teaches at the University of Connecticut Greater Hartford Campus and lives in Hartford.

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