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  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy (Book 28)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Open Court; First Printing edition (May 25, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812696239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812696233
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,066,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steve Gimbel occupies the Edwin T. and Cynthia S. Johnson Chair for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities at Gettysburg College where he is chair of the department of philosophy. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he grew up.

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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By abcde on July 1, 2007
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The title of this book carries great promise. Indeed, one would think that it would intellectually stimulate any Deadhead. Nevertheless, the book fully fails to satisfy. First, prospective readers should know that the book is #28 in a series of books with similar names -- all are entitled, "_____ and Philosophy." The series includes such books as "Seinfeld and Philosophy" and "The Simpsons and Philosophy." Thus, the book was not premised on any singular belief that the Dead's music or lyrics bear a unique or even special relation to philosophy. It is therefore not surprising that the reader quickly infers that the driving force behind the book simply asked a bunch of Deadhead philosophy professors to somehow try to link the Dead's music to known philosophies. And, the strain of attempting to create such links is apparent in almost every essay published in the book. Surely in many instances these writers simply concoct links and substantial meaning where these do not exist and were not even intended by the Dead (or by contributing lyricist R. Hunter). For sure, the Dead's music is marvelous and heady -- but their body of work was, quite clearly, more artistic and cultural than "philosophical." This book, however well intentioned, cannot overcome its fatally flawed premise and is neither credible nor engaging. Don't be tempted.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. C. Renbaum on June 14, 2007
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This is a wonderful collection of essays from ACTUAL American philosophers and professors who share a loose common bond that is stronger than dirt - they are all Deadheads. Every angle is discussed, from the social contract and economics of the tie-dye sellers in the parking lot to philosophical underpinnings of August West. There is something here for everyone who grew up a Deadhead and longs for those late night dorm-room inspirations ("Dude, WE'RE the cats who are under the stars!") except this time, they make sense, have extensively sourced quotes, and even a couple of footnotes. And this is the real thing - the authors all have deep knowledge of both their philosophical fields, and membership the unique community of Deadheads. One could say there is no overarching GD philosophy, and this book doesn't attempt to posit one. Rather, just as there are a hundred interpretations of Terrapin, this book contains dozens of reflections on the life and times of the Dead, their music, and their legion of fans. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any Deadhead who sought meaning in the scene and the tunes... and I think that's all of us, really. Makes a great gift! [ethical disclosure: I grew up with the book's editor and took him to his first, and several other shows, so I know he's cool.]
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Ken Herrick on July 26, 2007
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There are some very well written chapters in here and some I could have done without but I should think that most people will feel the same. Most likely not about the same chapters but isn't that part of philosophy?
Several of the writers give email addresses where you may get in touch with them & like me, you may want to just to say "but didn't you know?".
Not a quick read, but it should give you a thing or two to think about.
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By Dario on March 19, 2012
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I wanted to get a little deeper in my knowledge about grateful dead, and just tried this book without especting much of it.
It's a great book! Even though not every chapter was interesting for me, there were some very useful.

You'll enjoy this book no matter you are a deadhead or just a passing by reader.
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