Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness on the Edge of Truth

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Randall E. Auxier, Douglas R. Anderson
Open Court, Aug 31, 2011 - Philosophy - 288 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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Randall E. Auxier is a professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the editor of the prestigious Library of Living Philosophers series and of the Personalist Forum.
Doug Anderson is a professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of Strands of System: The Philosophy of Charles Peirce (1995) and Philosophy Americana: Essays in American Philosophy and Culture (forthcoming).

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