Popular Culture and Philosophy

A blog for contributors and editors by Series Editor, George A. Reisch

Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy, CFA

Posted on | September 15, 2016


Abstracts are hereby solicited for Jimi Hendrix and Philosophy, an edition in the Popular Culture series by Open Court (which has published Philosophy and Girls, Philosophy and Batman, Philosophy and David Bowie, Philosophy and Seinfeld and many more).  The object is to reach an intelligent lay audience regarding its loves and likes in popular culture.  Your paper should be intriguing at first blush and serious, but much lighter than the heavy hand that usually drives a technical philosophical paper for academics.   Topics should vary (I do not need 15 papers on Hendrix and the blues).  Hendrix was one of the most important musicians and artists of the 20th Century – use your imagination.

Potential topics include:
music theory
race and culture
perception and hallucination
revolutionizing the electric guitar
excuse me while I kiss what?
John Lee Hooker meets Beethoven
the metaphysics of feedback
Private Hendrix: machine guns and “machine gun”
“The single greatest moment of the sixties”? The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock

Send potential entries and queries by December 1, 2016 to: Ted Ammon ammontg@millsaps.edu


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