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So Pit, I have recently been given a pretty interesting assignment from my teacher. I need to find a few songs that relate to Human Nature, Metaphysic, Ethics, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, Aestheticsand create music videos for them. I have a few ideas, but I'd like to broaden my scope beyond my usual blues and classic rock, so lets hear some suggestions. feel free to suggest from whatever genre you'd like. Rock, hip hop, metal, ska, country, whatever you want. (If you don't know what Human Nature, Metaphysic, Ethics, Epistemology, Social and Political Philosophy, or Aesthetics are, a trip to google will take like 3 seconds)


PS: if you're going to suggest some metal, please try and keep it no heavier than say, Megadeth. No cannibal corpse or pornogrind if you know what I mean, since I have to present it in front of the class.


EDIT: Oh, most importantly, SONG NAMES! not just the band pl0xx
Last edited by Lt. Shinysides at Jan 10, 2010,
#2
Inb4 any and all BTBAM.


No matter HOW relevant.


EDIT: Could Crack the Skye be considered to have metaphysical value?
EDIT 2: I mean, the whole album is from an "out-of-body" viewpoint....meh?
Last edited by goest at Jan 10, 2010,
#3
Slow Poison by the Bravery?
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#7
I feel like based upon what I'm reading, "We Will Fall Together" by Streetlight Manifesto would be a good choice, mostly for certain parts of metaphysics, if I'm understanding it well enough.

Also, +1 on the Third Eye and What It's Like suggestions a few posts below.
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Where can we go, when will we find that, we know.
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#8
I second Cynic.
Tonight I kill your fucking face.
I killed your face.


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#9
Human by the Killers?
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#11
isn't most music "philosophical" especially if it asks a question? like Imagine "Imagine all the people yadayadayada." certainly theres many most who question knowledge of god and such.

i took a course on anceint philosophy and im in a logic class right now. so take a song that talks about propaganda, relate it to Plato's Allegory of the Cave, how people only see what they want you to see, then those people are victims of propaganda themselves, and you climb up the ladder so to speak to see whos on top running things. if u dont know the allegory of the cave its a cool concept. http://home.comcast.net/~bhafer/images/cave.gif

idk man. i think u can spin any song into philosophy, metaphyics im not so sure of, i fell asleep through Aristotle.
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Tool, and honestly, just about any of their songs will work.



Third Eye came to mind, but it swears so I don't know if that would work for school.
#16
easy one for ethics is what it's like by everlast. Epistemology, maybe Motorcycle Drive-By by 3EB
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#17
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easy one for ethics is what it's like by everlast




Totally forgot about that song until now.
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Third Eye came to mind, but it swears so I don't know if that would work for school.


actually the only time it swears is in the beginning wth the recording of bill hicks. He could use the live version that doesn't have him in it. Perfect song choice by the way.
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#20
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Gojira? They talk about saving the environment and shit like that. That and flying whales.

And what could be more philisophical than flying whales
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actually the only time it swears is in the beginning wth the recording of bill hicks. He could use the live version that doesn't have him in it. Perfect song choice by the way.


True, as long as the teacher is ok with a long song.
#22
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc

HOLY CRAP! Look at this! It's relevant to the discussion!


It brings a tear to my eye every time.
A Celebration For The Death Of Man...

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Thats not even sensible I base myself like this I like power I don't understand emotion. Knowledge is key and fire pokemon own.

#23
3rd planet - modest mouse

The Stars Are Projectors - Modest Mouse

pretty much the entire album The Moon & Antarctica would work,
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Quote by slipknot5678
True, as long as the teacher is ok with a long song.

Yeah it's a 15 minute long song....maybe he could use bits and pieces of the song? Maybe just the part were he says:

Shrouding all the ground around me
Is this holy crow above me.
Black as holes within a memory
And blue as our new second sun.
I stick my hand into his shadow
To pull the pieces from the sand.
Which I attempt to reassemble
To see just who I might have been.
I do not recognize the vessel,
But the eyes seem so familiar.
Like phosphorescent desert buttons
Singing one familiar song...


Course, the phosphorescent part is talking about shrooms, but the teacher doesn't have to know that.
Sail upon the open skies
#28
Question! by System of a Down. Also useful is Aerials, also by SOAD.
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#29
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One Very Important Thought is a good track regarding ethics though. There was a thread about that song a while back.
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#31
Try Bright Eyes.

Fevers and Mirrors or Lifted.

Garuantee this will help you.

To Love and To be Loved deals with alot of your criteria

This is for the moon, Ty Cobb!
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#33
Rush's entire Hold Your Fire album comes to mind. A few examples:
Prime Mover: life and death (very deep)
Second Nature: state of society
Lock and Key: repression of violence

Also, Power Windows has some very good tracks:
Big Money: ethics in business
Territories (seconded): distances between people in a highly connected world
Marathon: passing the prime of life
Emotion Detector (my fave song of all time): repressing emotions to feel secure

Rush's mid/late-80s stuff was incredible - these are just a few! There're all prog rock and not very heavy, either - some are very easy listening, but have a lot of synthesizers, so take the good with the bad I guess!

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#34
meshuggah deal with existentialism and other topics but you would have to eread the lyrics as theyre hard to hear
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#35
Right Where It Belongs - NIN?
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

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#36
the mr. t experience - "the history of the concept of the soul"

Homer didn't have a comprehensive word for mind.
the psyche and the conscious self had not yet been combined.
He understood events as repetition of the past,
and individual consciousness was not a part of that.
But early Greek thought played a role in the complicated history
of the concept of the soul.

By the time of Plato these ideas had taken shape.
The Phaedo and Timaeus are works which demonstrate
the conscious separation of the knower from the known
and the dual nature of the body and the soul.
Modern thought was possible:
the complicated history of the concept of the soul.
Whoa!

Pythagoras and Orphic doctrines all came into play,
because Plato was a mystic in his own Platonic way.
The pre-Socratic Naturalists saw things in terms of "stuff".
But Plato's metaphysics showed that this was not enough.
This is the incredible complicated history of the concept of the soul.
Rock and roll.

For an interesting discussion, see E.R Dodds, The Greeks and the Irrational, Berkeley, 1953, pp. 45-150.

Ibid.
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#37
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table
David Hume could out-consume
Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist
Socrates himself was permanently pissed

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will
With half a pint of shandy got particularly ill
Plato, they say, could stick it away
Half a crate of whiskey every day
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle
Hobbes was fond of his dram
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart
"I drink therefore I am"

Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed


Monty Python FTW
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#39
Quote by Nietsche

And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart
"I drink therefore I am"



That's pretty much my philosophy. In a way. Any time I drink I end up lecturing some poor bystander about such things.


Also, Anaal Nathrakh sing about a lot of Nietzsche, but that's probably just because it sounds all cool and dark and stuff.
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