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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-01
  • Publisher: Open Court
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The iPod is transforming the lives of millions, changing their relationship to music and to each other. In iPod and Philosophy, 18 philosophers with diverse specialties and points of view bring their expertise to bear on this international cultural phenomenon. They explore such questions as how individuals become defined by their iPods, what the shuffle feature says about the role of randomness in people's lives, and much more.

Table of Contents

What Do We Hear when We Listen to Our iPods?
Playlist: Objectp. 1
Wittgenstein's iPod, or, The Familiar among Usp. 3
The Moment of the Blobject Has Passedp. 17
Don't Delete These Memories: The iPod and Materialityp. 29
Alive and Clickingp. 41
Playlist: Thoughtp. 53
Philosophy Audiobooks?p. 55
Philosophy by iPod: Wisdom to the Peoplep. 59
Today's Cheaters, Tomorrow's Visionariesp. 71
iPod Therefore iAmp. 85
Playlist: Imagep. 95
The Unbeatable Whiteness of the iPodp. 97
iCon of a Generationp. 115
You Are Your iPod!p. 129
Playlist: Communityp. 143
Listening with the Other; Listening to the Otherp. 145
Don't Talk to Mep. 161
Mobile Clubbing: iPod, Solitude, and Communityp. 167
The Shins Really Will Change Your Lifep. 181
Playlist: Actionp. 193
Quantitative and Qualitative Changep. 195
Podcrastinationp. 205
Is the Podcast a Public Sphere Institution?p. 215
The Rhodesian Strangerp. 229
ID3 Tags: About the Artistsp. 237
Keyword Searchp. 241
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