Blues-Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low

Blues-Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low

Editor(s): Jesse R. Steinberg, Abrol Fairweather

Published Online: 19 APR 2012 05:33AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470656808

Online ISBN: 9781118153284

DOI: 10.1002/9781118153284

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

About this Book

The philosophy of the blues

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 that will appeal to music lovers and philosophers alike.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: How Blue is Blue? The Metaphysics of the Blues

  2. Part 2: The Sky is Crying: Emotion, Upheaval, and the Blues

  3. Part 3: If it Weren't for Bad Luck, I Wouldn't Have no Luck at All: Blues and the Human Condition

  4. Part 4: The Blue Light was My Baby and the Red Light was My Mind: Religion and Gender in the Blues

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