Dr Seuss Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 30, 2014

    Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors



    Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$17.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
4 Remote Warehouse Philosophy- Ethics
4 Remote Warehouse Philosophy- Aesthetics

More copies of this ISBN

Other titles in the Popular Culture & Philosophy series:

Hip Hop and Philosophy

by

Hip Hop and Philosophy Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Witty, provocative essays ponder thorny questions, linking the searing cultural issues in hip-hop to the weighty matters examined by the great philosophers of the past. This volume proves that rhyme and reason can be mixed and mastered to contemplate life's most profound mysteries.

Book News Annotation:

For those whose slang is older than any hip-hop disciple currently practicing, finding Socrates and Kant wandering amongst the dancing and oddly-dressed hordes may be a bit disconcerting. However the contributors of these 16 essays (sorry, "tracks") assert that the themes of philosophy and hip-hop are closely bound, and prove it in such topics as the search for God, love and knowledge; the elements of violence against one another and as an organized communal act; the interrelated concerns of authenticity, race and sexuality; the beauty and pain inherent in language, meaning and ethics; and the ability of both hip-hop and philosophy to inform and engage politics. The editors include a discography. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Is there too much violence in hip-hop music? Whats the difference between Kimberly Jones and the artist Lil' Kim? Is hip-hop culture a "black" thing? Is it okay for N.W.A. to call themselves niggaz and for Dave Chappelle to call everybody bitches? These witty, provocative essays ponder these and other thorny questions, linking the searing cultural issues implicit — and often explicit — in hip-hop to the weighty matters examined by the great philosophers of the past. The book shows that rap classics by Lauryn Hill, OutKast, and the Notorious B.I.G. can help uncover the meanings of love articulated in Plato's Symposium; that Rakim, 2Pac, and Nas can shed light on the conception of God's essence expressed in St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica; and explores the connection between Run-D.M.C., Snoop Dogg, and Hegel. Hip-Hop and Philosophy proves that rhyme and reason, far from being incompatible, can be mixed and mastered to contemplate life's most profound mysteries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812695892
Editor:
Irwin, William
Editor:
Shelby, Tommie
Foreword by:
West, Cornel
Foreword:
West, Cornel
Editor:
Irwin, William
Editor:
Shelby, Tommie
Editor:
Darby, Derrick
Author:
Irwin, William
Author:
Shelby, Tommie
Author:
Darby, Derrick
Author:
West, Cornel
Foreword:
West, Cornel
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Rap (music)
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rap & Hip Hop
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Subject:
Hip-hop
Subject:
Rap (Music) -- Social aspects.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12.5 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Popular Culture and Philosophy #2:... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome... Used Trade Paper $3.95
  3. Popular Culture and Philosophy #1:... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  4. Popular Culture and Philosophy #4:... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. Harry Potter and Philosophy (Popular... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  6. Popular Culture and Philosophy #13:... New Trade Paper $19.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Rap and Hip-Hop
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Humanities » Philosophy » Aesthetics
Humanities » Philosophy » Ethics
Humanities » Philosophy » General

Hip Hop and Philosophy New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$17.95 In Stock
Product details 288 pages Open Court Publishing Company - English 9780812695892 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Is there too much violence in hip-hop music? Whats the difference between Kimberly Jones and the artist Lil' Kim? Is hip-hop culture a "black" thing? Is it okay for N.W.A. to call themselves niggaz and for Dave Chappelle to call everybody bitches? These witty, provocative essays ponder these and other thorny questions, linking the searing cultural issues implicit — and often explicit — in hip-hop to the weighty matters examined by the great philosophers of the past. The book shows that rap classics by Lauryn Hill, OutKast, and the Notorious B.I.G. can help uncover the meanings of love articulated in Plato's Symposium; that Rakim, 2Pac, and Nas can shed light on the conception of God's essence expressed in St. Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica; and explores the connection between Run-D.M.C., Snoop Dogg, and Hegel. Hip-Hop and Philosophy proves that rhyme and reason, far from being incompatible, can be mixed and mastered to contemplate life's most profound mysteries.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.