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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A Paean to
What Can Marx and Hegel Tell Us about Social
What Are a Bunch of Motorcycles Doing in
Motorcycling Nihilism and the Price of Cool
The Aesthetics
Easy Rider and the Life of Harleys
Ethics Freedom
Eroticism Fetishism and Other isms
A Dao of Riding
Contributors Dream Machines

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