The 21st Century Monads are an international musical collaboration whose songs address fundamental issues in philosophy, including specialized topics in contemporary analytic philosophy and the history of philosophy. The musical genres range from dance to folk. The songs are unique, original songs, written and recorded by the band in their home studios.

New Album – Interlocutor

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All songs copyright 2013 © The 21st Century Monads. All rights reserved.

Songs

  1. [Cover Art]
    The Ballad of Tim
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  2. [Cover Art]
    The Psychologistic Blues
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  3. [Cover Art]
    Epistemic Vice Squad
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    Thoughts
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    Entitled
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    Sometimes I Wish I Were a Scientist
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  7. [Cover Art]
    We Demand
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  8. [Cover Art]
    Teaching Intro
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  9. [Cover Art]
    Dear Arnie
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  10. [Cover Art]
    The World Is Made of Fire
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  11. [Cover Art]
    Who Is Your Interlocutor?
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  12. [Cover Art]
    Void and Object
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Body, Monad, World (2012)

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Songs

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    Achiever
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  2. [Cover Art]
    Are You A Zombie?
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  3. [Cover Art]
    Hard Drive
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  4. [Cover Art]
    I Want to Make Sweet Love to Wisdom
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  5. [Cover Art]
    Call on Me
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  6. [Cover Art]
    I Can’t Stop Buying Books
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  7. [Cover Art]
    Watch What You Say
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  8. [Cover Art]
    I Don’t Want to Be the Chair
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  9. [Cover Art]
    The Nothing Noths
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  10. [Cover Art]
    Death is Bad for a Cow
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  11. [Cover Art]
    This Is Not The Actual World
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  12. [Cover Art]
    These Arrows in My Head
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  13. [Cover Art]
    Everybody Has to Carry Their Own Bag of Tropes
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Breaking Windows (2011)

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Songs

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    Synthesize the Manifold
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  2. [Cover Art]
    In the Land of P and Not P
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  3. [Cover Art]
    I Like to See the Ladies
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  4. [Cover Art]
    Still Not Male
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  5. [Cover Art]
    I Ain’t Satisficing
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  6. [Cover Art]
    I’m a Denier
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  7. [Cover Art]
    I’m Your Shadow
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  8. [Cover Art]
    The Block Just Keeps On Growing
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  9. [Cover Art]
    The Final Song
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Total Monadic Domination (2010)

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Songs

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    We Can’t Stop Doing Metaphysics
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  2. [Cover Art]
    I Don’t Care
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  3. [Cover Art]
    There Ain’t No Gunk
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  4. [Cover Art]
    Listen to the Folk
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  5. [Cover Art]
    Time to Fission
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  6. [Cover Art]
    Your Body Is You
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  7. [Cover Art]
    Don’t Get Smoked At The Smoker
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  8. [Cover Art]
    The Transitive Property
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  9. [Cover Art]
    Utilitarian Girlfriend
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  10. [Cover Art]
    Do You Want to Be a Monad?
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The New Monadology (2009)

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Songs

  1. [Cover Art]
    The G. E. Moore Shift
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  2. [Cover Art]
    My Paper Was Rejected Again
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  3. [Cover Art]
    When Does Composition Occur?
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  4. [Cover Art]
    A Priori
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  5. [Cover Art]
    Mr. Determinable
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  6. [Cover Art]
    Willard Van Orman Quine
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  7. [Cover Art]
    All I Want To Do
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  8. [Cover Art]
    I Think I Might Be Grounded In You
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  9. [Cover Art]
    You Are the One
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Philosophy of Language

Mr. Determinable Watch What You Say
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Videos

Promos for Interlocutor

Leasing the True-for-me
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Behind the Music
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Nevermind the Hegel, the Album’s for Sale
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Live Show, Syracuse, NY (August 2012)

Watch What You Say, Live
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Willard Van Orman Quine, Live
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My Paper Was Rejected Again, Live
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We Can’t Stop Doing Metaphysics, Live
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Synthesize the Manifold, Live in Rehearsal
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Promo for Body Monad World

The Dawn of Time
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Carrie’s Solo Live Performances

Willard Van Orman Quine
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Cover of “Counterparts”
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Fan Videos

The G. E. Moore Shift, by LennyBound
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The Band

[Mereological Bastard]
Kris McDaniel
“The Mereological Bastard”
Syracuse University
personal website
[Lazy Monad]
Ben Bradley
“The Lazy Monad”
Syracuse University
faculty page
[The Pre-Established Harmony]
Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins
“The Pre-Established Harmony”
University of British Columbia
personal website
[The Infinite Progression]
Hille Paakkunainen
“The Infinite Progression”
Syracuse University
faculty page

Associates

“Determined Art Director” Paul Prescott, Syracuse University, creates our logos and album art.

“Manager of Monads” Kevin Klement, UMass–Amherst, manages this website.

“Perifery” Jason Raibley, Cal State–Long Beach, is responsible for some awesome remixes of our music.

Want more philosophical music? Check out Gourmet Rapport by Richard Hanley.

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