Harley-Davidson and Philosophy: Full-Throttle Aristotle

Synopsis

Why do we imagine that riding a motorcycle makes us freer than driving a car? Are the bikes themselves the real stars of Easy Rider? Is Motorcycle Syndrome a medical deployment of sexuality? Did Jesus ride a Hog into Jerusalem? Is there an ontology of suicide machines and what could we do with it? What would John Stuart Mill have thought about compulsory helmet laws? Do Harleys really belong in art museums? Just how did FTW nihilists become as marketable as apple pie? Is there a teleological ghost in the Harley machine? Can we ride our manufactured metal mojos back into a State of Nature? What is it about the biker's worldview that isn't at home in Starbucks, and what did the ancient Greeks have to say about that? Book jacket.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • R. K. Stratman
  • Bernard E. Rollin
  • Graham Priest
  • Randall E. Auxier
  • Jonathan Goldstein
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Chicago
Publication year:
  • 2006