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.
New album “Perceptions and Appetitions” currently being released!
Perceptions and Appetitions (2022)
Body, Monad, World (2012)
Breaking Windows (2011)
Total Monadic Domination (2010)
The New Monadology (2009)
Academic LifeSometimes I Wish I Were a Scientist Teaching Intro Hard Drive Call on Me I Can’t Stop Buying Books I Don’t Want to Be the Chair I Like to See the Ladies Still Not Male We Can’t Stop Doing Metaphysics Listen to the Folk Don’t Get Smoked At The Smoker The G. E. Moore Shift My Paper Was Rejected Again
EpistemologyThe Psychologistic Blues Epistemic Vice Squad Entitled Achiever I Want to Make Sweet Love to Wisdom Watch What You Say I Ain’t Satisficing A Priori Willard Van Orman Quine
EthicsDeath is Bad for a Cow This Is Not The Actual World I Ain’t Satisficing The Final Song Utilitarian Girlfriend
History of PhilosophyThe World Is Made of Fire The Nothing Noths Synthesize the Manifold Do You Want to Be a Monad? Willard Van Orman Quine
LogicA Halting Problem The Psychologistic Blues We Demand In the Land of P and Not P The Transitive Property The G. E. Moore Shift Willard Van Orman Quine
MetaphysicsThe Cabinet Reference Magnets The Ballad of Tim We Demand The World Is Made of Fire Void and Object This Is Not The Actual World Everybody Has to Carry Their Own Bag of Tropes In the Land of P and Not P I’m a Denier I’m Your Shadow The Block Just Keeps On Growing The Final Song We Can’t Stop Doing Metaphysics I Don’t Care There Ain’t No Gunk Time to Fission Your Body Is You Do You Want to Be a Monad? When Does Composition Occur? Mr. Determinable All I Want To Do I Think I Might Be Grounded In You You Are the One
Philosophy of MathematicsA Halting Problem I’m a Denier The Transitive Property Willard Van Orman Quine
Philosophy of MindThe Cabinet Thoughts Dear Arnie Are You A Zombie? These Arrows in My Head Your Body Is You
Promos for Perceptions and Appetitions
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