Thisbook opens up the philosophical life force that informs the construction of Hip-hop by turning the gaze of the philosopher upon those blind spots that exist within existing scholarship. It shows how pregnant with philosophical meaning the textual and graphic elements of Hip-hop are, and inaugurates the enshrining of Hip-hop into the philosophic canon.

Philosophy and Hip Hop:            

Ruminations on  Postmodern Cultural Form

Table of Contents

 Foreword Tommy J. Curry

 

INTRODUCTION

RUMINATION ONE

Of the Beauty and Wisdom of Hip Hop

RUMINATION TWO

Firebrands and Battle Plans: Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche and G.W.F. Hegel

RUMINATION THREE

Conscious Hip-hop vs The Culture Industry

RUMINATION FOUR

A Philosopher’s glance at Hip-hop Pedagogy: Facing the Realities of the Socratic Classroom

RUMINATION FIVE

Lost in the City and Lost in the Self: Sin and Solipsism in Hip Hop’s Dystopia; St. Augustine, Toni Morrison, Paul Tillich

RUMINATION SIX

Hip Hop and International Voices of Revolution: Brazil, Cuba, Ghana and Egypt

RUMINATION SEVEN

The Artist and the Image: Ervin Goffman; Marshall McLuhan; Roland Barthes

RUMINATION EIGHT

Catastrophe of Success: Marshall McLuhan, Gilles Delueze and Felix Guittari

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