Thursday, April 26, 2007

Metallica and Philosophy

Dude! There's a new book called Metallica and Philosophy!

All this time you've been banging your head thoughtfully, and didn't even know it.

Scott Ian, guitarist for Anthrax, called it, "The most elucidative dissertation on Metallica ever written. And a kick-ass read to boot!!!"

According to the bullet points on the publisher's Web site, the book:

"Maps out the connections between Aristotle, Nietzsche, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Metallica, to demonstrate the band's philosophical significance";

"Uses themes in Metallica's work to illuminate topics such as freedom, truth, identity, existentialism, questions of life and death, metaphysics, epistemology, the mind-body problem, morality, justice, and what we owe one another".

The book comes from William Irwin, the editor of Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing, and The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer.

Here's the link: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=9781405163484?promoid=ERASS07

-Colin Burch

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