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The Beatles and Philosophy: Nothing You Can Think that Can't Be Thunk (Popular Culture and Philosophy #25)

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The most popular musical group of all time, the Beatles also brought serious thought to the bubble gum-scented world of pop and rock music, with adventurous, profound, and sometimes mysterious lyrics that veered from the deliberate absurdity of “I Am the Walrus” to the rosy Rousseau-like fantasy of “When I’m 64” to the darkly existential/nihilist visions of “Eleanor Rigby” ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 25th 2006 by Open Court
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Ariel
Jun 06, 2016 Ariel rated it liked it
I'm honestly surprised about this book. I thought I was going to hate it, but actually it wasn't too bad. The biggest problem I had with this book is that it took too long to get into. Like, when I would actually sit down and read it, I could get into it very easily, and before I knew it would be a good ten pages or more into it, but that's just it. I couldn't really get into it to want to start reading. For the first Philosophy book I've read, it was a good start. It was very intriguing. The su ...more
William
I mostly read this book while visiting China with my parents. It was not as good as the U2 and Philosophy book, and I'm not just saying that because my Master's thesis advisor had an essay in the U2 book. Now, U2 will always be number two for me after The Beatles, but I think that possibly U2's music, their lyrics certainly, are more fertile ground for a pop culture philosophy book. I really think that to really appreciate The Beatles music a culturally- or musically-focused study is your best b ...more
Joshua
Jun 29, 2010 Joshua rated it really liked it
Certainly gained a much deeper insight on Beatles and their songwriting. The amount of thought and research done on them is quite astonishing. It's excellent, they also give much in-depth information and many reasons for their deductions from the Beatles' lyrics. There are two ways of appreciating the Beatles fully : One is to simply listen to their music, the other is to know what went on behind making their music.
Lori
Jul 12, 2009 Lori added it
A fun way to read about the Beatles. Each chapter is a different essay, written by a different person. The Beatles and moral philosophy, social philosophy, existentialism, Nietzsche, the practice of philosophy, and other subtopics are included in the volume.
Shelby
Jun 06, 2012 Shelby rated it really liked it
If you are a Beatles fan, the men not just the songs, then most of this is already self-evident. But it is a very interesting way to read about them and take them with you in daily life.
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Eric
Jan 03, 2016 Eric rated it liked it
Because each chapter is from a different philosopher, there were obviously some chapters I really enjoyed and others I just wanted to skim through. Overall interesting.
Ashley McAdams
Dec 11, 2010 Ashley McAdams rated it it was amazing
Want to know more about philosophy? Do you know any Beatles songs? If the answer to both of these is YES! then this book is for you! Easy to understand and relate.
Tim Smolko
May 21, 2010 Tim Smolko rated it really liked it
Not one of the better offerings from this series. Most of it is concerned with the social impact of the Beatles rather than the philosophical ideas in their music.
Teejay
Jun 08, 2013 Teejay marked it as half-read
I thought I'd gain some "Beatles knowledge" from reading this book but I've realized that the its kinda like the author is trying to put words in the Beatles mouths
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Mir reicht's, ich kann's nicht beenden. Dumemrweise muss ich trotzdem eine Review schreiben.
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Dana Torio
Well, I got bored.
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