By Randall E. Auxier, Doug Anderson
Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness at the fringe of Truth
Known because the operating man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or just, the Boss. If "love is a dinner party at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has supplied a lot nutrients for suggestion. during this choice of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like impossible to resist Jersey women. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate via his music "Born to Run"? What do the recognized thinker Ricuoer and Springsteen have in universal of their depiction of time? those die-hard Springsteen fanatics, who simply ensue to be philosophers, collect an pleasing guide to the sphere of Springsteen reports, masking subject matters like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's inspiration of the soul, and his prestige as a poet.
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