Johnny Cash and Philosophy : The Burning Ring of Truth
Edited by John Huss, David Werther.
Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Gordon Barnes: Guess things happen that way: Johnny Cash and the frailty of human nature.
Johnny Cash contained multitudes. The Man in Black has the most diverse following of any popular musician. He gave a voice to the poor and beaten down, and posed disturbing questions about violence, addiction, love, self-destruction, and meaning. In Johnny Cash and Philosophy, twenty-one philosophers explore the implications of the Johnny Cash myth and the Johnny Cash message. Their investigations uncover the distinctive relevance of Johnny Cash for moral responsibility, social justice, patriotism, romantic love, artistic creativity, class oppression, and individual identity. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a man just to watch him die,” philosophers who are fans of Johnny Cash explore the meaning and continuing importance of his work and legacy.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, 2008.
x, 268 p. ; 23 cm.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 31
Huss, John; Werther, David; and Barnes, Gordon, "Johnny Cash and Philosophy : The Burning Ring of Truth" (2008). Brockport Bookshelf. 193.