Body art or eyesore, a celebration of individuality, or at very least a conversation piece, tattoos provide fertile ground for philosophical discussion, raising intriguing questions from aesthetics to feminism, from semiotics to the philosophy of the person.
Enthusiastically inked by philosophers (most with tattoos), tattoo artists, and tattoo enthusiasts, Tattoos: Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am offers enlightening insights into the nature of tattoos, the tattooing arts, and the rich philosophical analysis that can be drawn from them.
Offering enlightening and humorous insights into the nature of tattoos and the tattooing arts and the rich philosophical analysis that can be drawn from them, Tattoos: Philosophy for Everyone: I Ink, Therefore I Am is presented in the following sections:
Part I: The History And Nature Of Tattoos
Part II: Tattoos And Art
Part III: The Tattooed Woman
Part IV: Personal Identity
Part V: Expressions Of Freedom
Part VI: Experiences And Stories Surrounding Tattoos
Part VII: Ethical Concerns
Part VIII: Eastern And Religious Perspectives
About the Author
Robert Arp is a Philosopher and Ontologist who has taught at numerous colleges and universities. He is the author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving (2008), and co-author of Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well (2011), What's Good on TV: Understanding Ethics through Television (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011), and Philosophy DeMYSTiFieD (2011); in addition, he is editor of South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006).
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