Harley-Davidson and Philosophy

Harley-Davidson and Philosophy

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Ita€™s no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seeming dichotomy, expounding on intriguing questions such as: Why are the motorcycles the real stars of Easy Rider? What would Marx and Foucault say about Harley ridersa€™ tight leather garb? Whata€™s it like to live a dual life as a philosophy professor who wrenches his own 1965 Electra Glide? Would Jesus hang out in a biker bar or a coffeehouse? And more importantly, would He ride a Harley or a Honda? These witty, provocative essays give readers and riders a new appreciation of what it means to become one with the road.JONATHAN GOLDSTEIN Have you ever pulled upon yourHarley toa bikerfriendly watering hole, bellied upto thebar, ... both subtle and less subtle, and the resulting socialtensions among bikers repeat themselves on many differentlevels in ... Consider some other examples: (1) you just finish wrenchingand polishing your 1965Electra Glide and drive one hundred miles ... Does the conspicuous consumption oftopend Harleys and customized machines by Yuppies and moviestars tarnishanbsp;...

Title:Harley-Davidson and Philosophy
Author:Bernard E. Rollin, Cynthia Pineo, Kerri Mommer
Publisher:Open Court - 2013-08-21


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