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Publisher's Summary

Hit the lights and jump in the fire, you're about to enter the School of Rock! Today's lecture will be a crash course in brain surgery. This hard and fast lesson is taught by instructors who graduated from the old school...they actually paid $5.98 for The $5.98 EP. But back before these philosophy professors cut their hair, they were lieutenants in the Metal Militia.


A provocative study of the thinking mans metal band, this book:


Maps out the connections between Aristotle, Nietzsche, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Metallica, to demonstrate the bands philosophical significance
Uses themes in Metallicas 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
Draws on Metallicas lyrical content, Lars Ulrichs relationship with Napster, as well as the documentary Some Kind of Monster
Serves as a guide for thinking through the work of one of the greatest rock bands of all time
©2007 William Irwin (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jason M. Stanes on 05-24-18

Interesting Look at Metallica

I love Metallica, through all their albums, and I’ve always loved the lyrics to the songs, they always made me think. I enjoyed listening to a philosophical analysis of Metallica’s music, the only thing preventing 5 stars is I would get overwhelmed the jargon and philosophical language used.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Kevin on 10-10-11

nonsence

if you are a metalice fan then this book is not for you, its way to deep and uninteresting. and misses the point.

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