Honors Preview Day: Popular Music & Political Philosopy

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I. Introduction        

What Is Political Philosophy?

What is Popular Music?

Philosophy and Popular Culture

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II. Nietzsche’s Doctrine
A. The “Last Man”

Andrew Bird “Oh No” HERE

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B. The “Overman”: Suffering and Heroism
Rolling Stones: “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” HERE

David Bowie: “Heroes” Live with Lyrics HERE

“I, I will be King / An you, you will be Queen”
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"I wish I could swim/Like dolphins can swim”
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“You, you can be mean / And I, I drink all the time”

Rush: “Closer to the Heart” Lyrics HERE
Live (Through the Years)
HERE
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C. Destruction & Creation
Beyond Good and Evil Nietzsche

The Doors: "Break on Through To The Other Side HERE
The Killers: “Human” HERE
“Are we Human ?/ Or Are we Dancer?"

"Pay my respects to grace and virtue/ Send my condolences to good

Hear my regards to soul and romance/ They always did the best they could

And so long to devotion / You taught me everything I know

Wave goodbye, wish me well / You've gotta let me go

The Killers: “Human” MTV Awards
HERE (@ 3:37)

The Moody Blues: “The Story  In Your Eyes HERE 
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The Will to Power
Black Sabbath: "Iron Man" HERE

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III. Responses

1. Good and Evil Can’t Be Extinguished
Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil" HERE

2. It follows then that there are objective standards of right and wroing
Avett Brothers: "Head Full of Doubt"
Red Rocks Introduction by Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado HERE
"Head Full of Doubt" in Charlotte HERE

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IV. Conclusion

Implications for Public Policy? Biotechnology, Education, War, Political Nihilism