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ISBN-13: 978-0470656808 ISBN-10: 0470656808 Edition: 1st

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“Blues – Philosophy for Everyone provides illuminating essays from this philosophy of the blues.  It brings together intriguing insights into the connection between the blues and philosophy that will appeal to music lovers and philosophers alike.”  (SirReadaLot.org, 1 February 2012)

“Blues? Philosophy? Ludwig Wittgenstein as the Hoochie Koochie man?  Why not? There's a crossover: blues and philosophy both exist to make sense of it all, to find meaning in the vicissitudes of living. Leading the fly out of the fly bottle doesn't have to end up as a treatise, it can also end up as a song.  As this book forms one the Philosophy for Everyone series, with titles such as Cannabis -- What Were We Just Talking About? or Dating -- Flirting With Big Ideas, we know that it is not going to be too po-faced in its approach to putting this popular art form under the philosophical lens. And if the other books in this series are as good as this one, then I'll be searching them out, too ... The writing here is of a high order and the essays yield insights galore about the blues in its social, historical and cultural contexts and its personal and universal appeal.”  (Metapsychology Online Reviews, 27 April 2012)

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From B. B. King to Billie Holiday, blues music not only sounds good but has an almost universal appeal in its reflection of the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Its ability to powerfully touch on a range of social and emotional issues is philosophically inspiring, and here a diverse range of thinkers and musicians offer illuminating essays that make important connections between the human condition and the blues.

So, if nobody loves you but your Momma, open the pages and explore:

  • Blues and the human condition
  • Women and the blues
  • Why it can feel so good to feel so blue
  • The transformation of trauma and loss in the blues
  • Whether whites ripped off the blues

Blues - Philosophy for Everyone brings together intriguing insights into the connection between the blues and philosophy that will appeal to music lovers and philosophers alike.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470656808
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470656808
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,178,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kassie on January 23, 2013
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It was a gift that was well received along with a cd of blues music!My son-inlaw said he enjoyed it!
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