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Still winding down from that CC exam? Check out this mix, graciously relayed by a student of CC teacher Dermot Albert Ryan.

  1. Plato – “Quiet” – The Beta Band
  2. Aristotle – “We’re Going To Be Friends” – The White Stripes
  3. Hebrew Bible – “Israelites” – Desmond Dekker
  4. New Testament – “Jesus” – The Velvet Underground
  5. New World Readings – “Cortez The Killer” – Neil Young
  6. Descartes – “Spirits in the Material World” – The Police
  7. Hobbes – “I Fought The Law” – The Clash
  8. Rousseau, Second Treatise – “Mother Nature’s Son” – The Beatles
  9. Rousseau, The General Will – “One Vision” – Queen
  10. Kant – “Autonomy” – The Buzzcocks
  11. De Tocqueville – “Philosophy of the World” – The Shaggs
  12. Mill – “I Feel Free” – The Cream
  13. Malthus – “Too Much Too Young” – The Specials
  14. Adam Smith – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” – Daft Punk
  15. Marx – “Motoroller Scalatron” – Stereolab
  16. Hegel – “He’s Misstra Know It All” – Stevie Wonder
  17. Darwin – “Monkey Man” – The Rolling Stones
  18. Nietzsche – “Superman” – R.E.M.
  19. Freud – “Where is my mind?” – Nada Surf
  20. Du Bois – “True Blues” – The Last Poets
  21. Du Bois – “Hip Hop” – Mos Def
  22. Fanon – “Bread” – On! Air! Library!
  23. Irigaray – “How Am I Different” – Aimee Mann
  24. Levinas – “What’s So Funny ’Bout Peace Love and Understanding” – Elvis Costello

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  1. man  

    nada surf song is a Pixies cover.

  2. also  

    "I Feel Free" is a song written by Cream, not The Cream

  3. along those lines  

    i fought the law is by the crickets--post buddy holly

  4. heya  

    This is the tracklisting from a cd the professor gave out-- so if it's a cover, it's a cover because that's what was included-- not necessarily out of ignorance

  5. not fair

    and somehow, i got stuck with the teacher whose final exam essay is: in order to understand why it sometimes snows in winter, do we need a knowledge of divinely revealed texts or an inherent faith in god?

  6. critic  

    for including the Nada Surf cover instead of the Pixies original:


    for including a Shaggs song:


  7. I just want to say  

    mad props on Mother Nature's Son.

  8. former student/old fart  

    I love DA Ryan! I'm glad they let him teach CC. I guess they don't make him teach l&r (or whatever the kids are calling it these days) any more.

  9. umm...  

    FYI: John Locke wrote the Second Treatise on Civil Government, not Rousseau...

    And I know the Green Day version of "I Fought The Law", not the one by The Clash

  10. invisible_hand  

    instead of "monkey man" by the stones for darwin, it should've been "from monkey to man" by elvis costello (even though they already have one of his songs... he's just that good!)

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