Publisher: University of Michigan Press (August 26, 2010)
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"Exceptionally illuminating and philosophically sophisticated."---Ted Cohen, Professor of Philosophy, college of Chicago"In this audacious and long-awaited ebook, Joel Rudinow takes heavily a number interrelated matters that the majority tune theorizing is embarrassed to take on. humans frequently inquire from me approximately tune and spirituality. With Soul tune, i will eventually suggest a publication that provides real philosophical perception into the topic."---Theodore Gracyk, Professor of Philosophy, Minnesota country collage MoorheadThe concept is as unusual because it is commonplace---that the "soul" in soul track is greater than only a identify, that one way or the other the tune really faucets into anything crucial rooted within the religious thought of the soul itself. Or is it unusual? From the civil rights move and past, soul song has performed a key, undeniable position in moments of nationwide therapeutic. after all, American renowned track has lengthy been embroiled in controversies over its religious purity (or lack thereof). yet why? although effortless it may appear to push aside those principles and debates as old fashioned and basically symbolic, they persist.In Soul track: monitoring the non secular Roots of dad from Plato to Motown, Joel Rudinow, a thinker of track, takes those strange notions and exposes them to critical scrutiny. How, Rudinow asks, does track really paintings upon the soul, separately and jointly? And what does it suggest to claim that song should be spiritually healing or poisonous? This illuminating, meditative exploration leads from the metaphysical concept of the soul to the legend of Robert Johnson to the philosophies of Plato and Leo Strauss to the background of race and racism in American pop culture to present medical practices of track therapy.Joel Rudinow teaches within the Philosophy and arts Departments at Santa Rosa Junior collage and is the coauthor of Invitation to serious considering and the coeditor of Ethics and Values within the info Age.