BOB DYLAN AND THE SPHERES OF EXISTENCE (THEOLOGY, RELIGION, AND POP CULTURE)
Bob Dylan and the Spheres of Existence shows that existential questions lie at the heart of Bob Dylan’s songwriting—a point that will developed with the help of renowned Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. One of the focal points of Kierkegaard’s authorship is the journey towards authentic selfhood. Famously, he thematizes this journey in terms of existential “spheres”—the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious. Whereas the aesthetic involves a preference for immediacy, the ethical has to do with achieving a sense of personal identity by way of living for enduring commitments and values.
By Christopher B. Barnett, hardcover, Fortress Academic (April 15, 2023), 208 pages. ISBN 978-1978710689.
Thank you to Knut Högvall for the information.