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Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. These witty, provocative essays give readers and riders a new appreciation of what it means to become one with the road.

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Here 14 professors from a variety of disciplines explain what their preference for hogs has to do with their studies. After one survives the foreword, which is written by an eloquent man who prints Harley-Davidson t-shirts and rides a bike with a full-size model of a buffalo on the front, one leans into the turns with bikers who describe how suicide machines relate to Zen, Jesus, coffee houses and postmodernism, Marx and Hegel, art, nihilism, freedom as myth and fantasy, aesthetics, film, helmet ethics, Hobbes and Rousseau and their contributions to the paradox of biker identity, fetishism, Foucault, and the dao of riding. All love the open road and most avoid references to Nietzschean bugs in one's teeth. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Its no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seeming dichotomy, expounding on intriguing questions such as: Why are the motorcycles the real stars of Easy Rider? What would Marx and Foucault say about Harley riders tight leather garb? Whats it like to live a dual life as a philosophy professor who wrenches his own 1965 Electra Glide? Would Jesus hang out in a biker bar or a coffeehouse? And more importantly, would He ride a Harley or a Honda? These witty, provocative essays give readers and riders a new appreciation of what it means to become one with the road.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812695953
Editor:
Rollin, Berard E.
Editor:
Pineo, Cynthia
Editor:
Rollin, Berard E.
Editor:
Rollin, Bernard E.
Editor:
Pineo, Cynthia
Editor:
Pineo, Cynthia; Mommer, Kerri; Gray, Carolyn M.
Editor:
Mommer, Kerri; Pineo, Cynthia; Gray, Carolyn M.
Editor:
Mommer, Kerri
Author:
Gray, Carolyn M.
Author:
Mommer, Kerri
Author:
Stratman, R. K.
Author:
Pineo, Cynthia
Author:
Rollin, Bernard E.
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Motorcycles - General
Subject:
Motorcycling
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Harley-Davidson Incorporated
Subject:
Motorcycling - Philosophy
Subject:
Automotive - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 11.5 oz

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Its no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seeming dichotomy, expounding on intriguing questions such as: Why are the motorcycles the real stars of Easy Rider? What would Marx and Foucault say about Harley riders tight leather garb? Whats it like to live a dual life as a philosophy professor who wrenches his own 1965 Electra Glide? Would Jesus hang out in a biker bar or a coffeehouse? And more importantly, would He ride a Harley or a Honda? These witty, provocative essays give readers and riders a new appreciation of what it means to become one with the road.

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