iPod and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy) [review]

I like philosophy – I took 9 credit hours in college and have had many late night philosophical conversations.

And I say don’t buy this book of collected articles that discuss the effects of the iPod on philosophy.

It’s boring – yes, the iPod is generally an individual device for music and podcast listening, that is an amazing revelation. It might have a negative impact on the discussion of philosophy since people will have their earbuds in – big surprise there. If instead there were discussions of how iTunes now enables easier distribution of philosophic discourse, or how some people are using iPods in a group setting, maybe there would be some value here.

But there isn’t – other than two of the articles the book is dense, slow to read, boring to tears at times and contains little original thought-provoking content.


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