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

Print ISBN: 9780470656808

Online ISBN: 9781118153284

DOI: 10.1002/9781118153284

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff


"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."  (, 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)