Drabinksi Study Guide

9780812696233--the-grateful-dead-and-philosophy-178

Drabinski, “The Everyday Miracle of the Occasional Community”

 

  • What virtues does Drabinski find in the Dead community?

 

  • How is the Deadhead scene a space of hope opposed to the excesses of modernity?

 

  • What rituals does he find in the Deadhead community?

 

  • What is an occasional community?

 

  • What are the characteristics of (post)modern life?

 

  • What does Marcuse mean when he says that Western culture is “one-dimensional”?

 

  • What “new ethic” do we need to “revive a sense of community, to reconnect across competitive alienation” (32)?  What does ethics (as ethos) mean here?

 

  • Is the personal and familiar nature of the lot false intimacy?

 

 

  • What is the “ethos of compassion” (35)?

 

  • Do you think the ethos Drabinski identifies in the Dead scene applies to the Phish community as well?  Why or why not?
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s