The 21st Century Monads
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.
Body, Monad, World (2012)
Breaking Windows (2011)
Total Monadic Domination (2010)
The New Monadology (2009)
Academic LifeCall on Me Don’t Get Smoked At The Smoker Hard Drive I Can’t Stop Buying Books I Don’t Want to Be the Chair I Like to See the Ladies Listen to the Folk My Paper Was Rejected Again Sometimes I Wish I Were a Scientist Still Not Male Teaching Intro The G. E. Moore Shift We Can’t Stop Doing Metaphysics
EpistemologyAchiever A Priori Entitled Epistemic Vice Squad I Ain’t Satisficing I Want to Make Sweet Love to Wisdom The Psychologistic Blues Watch What You Say Willard Van Orman Quine
EthicsDeath is Bad for a Cow I Ain’t Satisficing The Final Song This Is Not The Actual World Utilitarian Girlfriend
History of PhilosophyDo You Want to Be a Monad? Synthesize the Manifold The Nothing Noths The World Is Made of Fire Willard Van Orman Quine
LogicIn the Land of P and Not P The G. E. Moore Shift The Psychologistic Blues The Transitive Property We Demand Willard Van Orman Quine
MetaphysicsAll I Want To Do Do You Want to Be a Monad? Everybody Has to Carry Their Own Bag of Tropes I Don’t Care I’m a Denier I’m Your Shadow In the Land of P and Not P I Think I Might Be Grounded In You Mr. Determinable The Ballad of Tim The Block Just Keeps On Growing The Final Song There Ain’t No Gunk The World Is Made of Fire This Is Not The Actual World Time to Fission Void and Object We Can’t Stop Doing Metaphysics We Demand When Does Composition Occur? You Are the One Your Body Is You
Promos for Interlocutor
Live Show, Syracuse, NY (August 2012)
Promo for Body Monad World
Carrie’s Solo Live Performances
“The Mereological Bastard”
University of Notre Dame
“The Lazy Monad”
Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins
“The Pre-Established Harmony”
University of British Columbia
“The Infinite Progression”
“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.
- Interview with Carrie at the Aesthetics for Birds Blog
- Interview at the New APPS (Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science) blog (Part I)
- Interview at the New APPS (Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science) blog (Part II)
- Interview at the New APPS (Art, Politics, Philosophy, Science) blog (Part III)
- New APPS piece on our fundraising
- Interview at the Feminist Philosophers blog about “I Like to See the Ladies” and the Gendered Conference Campaign
- New York Times Opinionator: Philosophy Stone Links