Harley-Davidson and Philosophy: Full-throttle Aristotle

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Open Court Publishing, 2006 - Philosophy - 211 pages
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This is a humorous investigation into the unlikely, yet very real connections between the likes of Marx and Foucault and one of the legendary symbols of outlaw individualism. Harley-Davidson Riders Club Great Britain is the oldest in the world, it was formed in 1948 and has a membership of 1,500 nationwide. In Harley-Davidson and Philosophy words like Sturgis, Hollister, and panhead share the page with philosophical giants such as Marx, Hobbes and Socrates. Fourteen philosopher/bikers set out their thoughts in a series of essays, combining humour and philosophical introspection. This book offers a celebrator appreciation of the aesthetics of Harleys, the Zen journey of the endless highway and the direct approach that bikers confront situations, with slogans such as F*** The World. Melding bikers recollections with philosophical speculation, this book is a perfect gift for the bike enthusiast, the philosophically inquisitive and anyone with a brain and a sense of humour.
 

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Contents

An Ontology of Suicide Machines
13
A Paean to
27
What Can Marx and Hegel Tell Us about Social
47
What Are a Bunch of Motorcycles Doing in
63
Motorcycling Nihilism and the Price of Cool
77
The Aesthetics
101
Easy Rider and the Life of Harleys
119
Ethics Freedom
133
Eroticism Fetishism and Other isms
157
A Dao of Riding
183
Contributors Dream Machines
199
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