Thursday, 14 November 2013

Rock songs for 40 philosophers

by Kim Fabricius

Heraclitus: “Fire” (Bruce Springsteen)
Socrates: “What’s Going On?” (Marvin Gaye)
Plato: “Cave” (Muse)
Aristotle: “Politician” (Cream)
Epicurus: “Let’s Live for Today” (The Grass Roots)
Epictetus: “Emotional Rescue” (Rolling Stones)
Plotinus: “The One” (U2)
Augustine: “Time and Love” (Laura Nyro)
Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, William of Ockham: “School” (Supertramp)
Desiderius Erasmus: “School’s Out” (Alice Cooper)
René Descartes: “Suspicious Minds” (Elvis Presley)
Thomas Hobbes: “Welcome to the Jungle” (Guns N’ Roses)
John Locke: “Uncle John’s Band” (Grateful Dead)
Baruch Spinoza: “You Are Everything” (The Stylistics)
Gottfried Leibniz: “Wonderful World” (Sam Cooke)
George Berkeley: “It’s All in My Mind” (George Jones)
David Hume: “Are You Experienced?” (Jimi Hendrix)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “Sincerely” (The Moonglows)
Adam Smith: “Hand in My Pocket” (Alanis Morissette)
Immanuel Kant: “A Well Respected Man” (The Kinks)
Jeremy Bentham: “Rock That Body” (Black Eyed Peas)
 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: “Spirit of the Age” (Hawkwind)
Arthur Schopenhauer: “Dark Turn of Mind” (Gillian Welch)
John Stuart Mill: “Liberty Walk” (Miley Cyrus)
Søren Kierkegaard: “One Is the Loneliest Number” (Aimee Mann)
Karl Marx: “Money” (Pink Floyd)
Friedrich Nietzsche: “If I Had a Hammer” (Trini Lopez)
Ludwig Wittgenstein: “Vienna” (Ultravox)
Miguel de Unamuno: “Tragedy” (Bee Gees)
Martin Buber: “It Takes Two” (Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock)
Martin Heidegger: “Life Will Be the Death of Me” (The Ordinary Boys)
Jean-Paul Sartre: “Me Myself I” (Joan Armatrading)
Emmanuel Lévinas: “Faces” (Scary Kids Scaring Kids)
A. J. Ayer: “Positively 4th Street” (Bob Dylan)
John Austin: “What’s the Word?” (Lil’ Kim)
John Rawls: “Long Black Veil” (The Band)
Michel Foucault: “Fight the Power” (Public Enemy)
Harry Frankfurt: “Rock N’ Roll Bullshit” (Against Me!)
Jacques Derrida: “Hit the Road, Jack” (Ray Charles)
Slavoj Žižek: “Super Freak” (Rick James)

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