Ep. 5 Notes (“Physical,” by Olivia Newton-John)

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The Song

And here are the lyrics.

Supporting Songs

“Genie in a Bottle,” by Christina Aguilera

“Changes,” by David Bowie

“Jaded,” by Aerosmith

“Sussudio,” by Phil Collins

“Psycho Killer,” by Talking Heads

“Bad Touch,” by Bloodhound Gang

“Animals,” by Maroon 5

“We R Who We R,” by Ke$ha


I drew on information in this podcast that can be found at the following links.


The Wikipedia article on “Physical.”

The Wikipedia article on Steve Kipner.

A couple links on Terry Shaddick.

Philosophical Sources

The books I referred to as ones I used in my philosophy of music course are:

Any Hamilton, Aesthetics and Music (New York: Continuum, 2011).

Daniel J. Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession (New York: Penguin/Plume, 2006).

Thomas Turino, Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008).

On the rational/thinking, emotional, and desiring parts of the human person, see, for example, Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

On enactivism, see the Wikipedia article.

On Alva Noë, see his website and Twitter feed.

For Peter Adamson and The History of Philosophy without Any Gaps podcast, click here, or click here for his Twitter feed.

Comments, Corrections, and Feedback

In addition to rating the podcast and/or leaving a review on iTunes, please feel free to leave comments, corrections, and suggestions below! (I’d be especially interested to know if you know which philosopher it is that made a big deal out of the difference between human posture and animal posture.)


Featured image by Eva Rinaldi. Provided under a CC Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

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