Rush : Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Excellence

English | 2014 | ISBN: 1628940840 | 176 Pages | PDF | 0.8 MB


English | 2014 | ISBN: 1628940840 | 176 Pages | PDF | 0.8 MB
Rush is often referred to as a libertarian rock band, but really what the band is channeling is an Aristotelian individualism, a philosophy that strongly resonates with today’s 40-somethings. This helps explain the band’s resurgence in popularity, culminating in its 2013 induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ‘Rush: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Excellence’ brings together the excitement of the band’s progressive music, performed by three musicians whose mastery of their instruments has won them the admiration of their peers, and the surprising philosophical sophistication of their music’s lyrics.
The book is a systematic look at the Aristotelian philosophy embedded in the band’s lyrics over its 40-year recording career.
Although the topic of the book is academic, the writing is sharp, down-to-earth, and leavened with a dry wit. Anyone interested in the band’s music, popular culture, and philosophical ideas simply explained will enjoy this entertaining and thought-provoking work.

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