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Harley-Davidson and Philosophy: Full-Throttle Aristotle (Popular Culture and Philosophy) Paperback – February 9, 2006
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Diane C. Donovan
This book is fun because it does not take itself too seriously and is written by philosophers-riders who can relate the topic of philosophy to a motorcycle, especially a Harley. The book is funny, irreverent, and a little Monty Python-like. It helped me to remember all of those philosophical issues I had thought I'd forgotten over the years -- e.g., what is the best way to live one's life? -- and it started me thinking about philosophy while riding my Harley.
Did you know that there are only two motorcycles? Harley-Davidson's and Honda's. (A friend of mine was a member of The Wrecking Crew, racing for Harley-Davidson in the twenties, he said the factory always insisted that they say Harley-Davidson, not just Harley.) All other manufacturers don't really count because after all Suzuki and Yamaha actually just make Honda's and Triumph, Norton and BMW actually just make Harley-Davidson's. I kid you not, that is what it says in this book.
I thought about this profound idea for a moment in time and then I set the book down and left.
I own eight bikes, my brother has two and his boys have one each. We vacation on motorcycles. I had just been to Vintage Days at Mid-Ohio for three days.
I could go on but hey, if Paul Senior says it is a good book then it must be a good book, right? His thoughtfulness and vocabulary indicate that he is well read, right?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Written by a bunch of philosophers that own Harley's, I appreciate their try at trying to explain what owning and riding a Harley is all about, but for a couple of the chapters,... Read morePublished on February 9, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This is volume 18 in a series called Popular Culture and Philosophy. I've seen titles from this series in bookstores and never looked beyond the cover, thinking them likely... Read morePublished on September 27, 2010 by Sam Adams