Dale Tuggy

Dale Tuggy is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.

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  1. Andrew
    December 1, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    This was a fun post, and the central idea is neat (not the least because Rush is such a well-coordinated band that it is helpful to think of them as one musician). I read it out loud to a friend and it prompted an interesting conversation!

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  2. Rush 2.0 and Rush 3.0 (Dale) » trinities
    November 30, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    […] (continued) Unbeknownst to Brian and Rich, powerful aliens from Alpha Centuri were listening in on their conversation. The aliens thought it a shame that Rush was not a musician. After some discussion, they decided to make a band which was otherwise just like Rush, but which was itself, or rather, himself, a musician – a power trio who was a virtuoso. For starters, they copied the patterns of Peart, Lee, and Lifeson, ensuring they could duplicate their musical abilities. Then, they set about making a power-trio-man. […]

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  3. Kenny
    November 29, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    For some interesting (science-fiction) speculations to the contrary, see Theodore Sturgeon’s novella ‘More Than Human’ and his short story ‘Die, Maestro, Die!’ In both of these stories (but more explicitly in the former than in the latter), Sturgeon explores the question of whether a person could have other persons as proper parts. In the introduction to volume 6 of Sturgeon’s complete stories, David Crosby (of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young) discusses the influence of these stories on how some classic rock bands thought of themselves. Of course, I doubt that any of the band members thought their band was literally a person (except perhaps while on drugs), but the fact that they found the metaphor helpful might have some relevance to your discussion here.

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