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Harley-Davidson and Philosophy: Full-Throttle Aristotle (Popular Culture and Philosophy #18)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  18 ratings  ·  2 reviews
It’s no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seemin ...more
Paperback, 292 pages
Published February 9th 2006 by Open Court
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Putting aside the absurd tendency in this book to think that Harleys are the best bike ever, this is one of my favorite, quirky books.

Come on: it has a chapter titled "The Ontology of Suicide Machines", the premise being that both Bruce Springsteen and Jesus would ride Harleys and avoid riding Hondas.

If the brand bias was in favor of real bikes like Triumphs, this book could well have won that elusive 5th star...
Had a lot of fun with this one! Tons of information on Harley's and Philosophy. The chapters are written by individuals who go into fairly detailed views on the great philosophical teachers and thoughts like Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Heideigger, Descartes, etc. Thoroughly enjoyed it, though sometimes you find them talking in a circle.
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Professor Bernard E. Rollin is University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Animal Sciences and University Bioethicist at Colorado State University. His scholarly interests include both traditional philosophy and applied philosophy and much of his research is focused on animal welfare. He has been a valued member of the Voiceless Scien ...more
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