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Popular Culture and Philosophy #13: Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way

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The comic book naratives of superheroes wrestle with profound and disturbing issues in original ways: the definitions of good and evil, the limits of violence as an effective means, the perils of enforcing justice outside the law, the metaphysics of personal identity, and the definition of humanity.

Superheroes and Philosophy tackles these and other philosophical questions in an intellectual yet engaging way suitable for any comic book fan.

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The comic book superheroes — Superman, Batman, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and many others — have proved to be a powerful and enduring thread in popular culture, a rich source of ideas for moviemakers, novelists, and philosophers. Superheroes and Philosophy brings together 16 leading philosophers and some of the most creative people in the world of comics, from storywriters to editors to critics, to examine the deeper issues that resonate from the hyperbolic narratives and superhuman actions of this heroic world. The comic book narratives of superheroes wrestle with profound and disturbing issues in original ways: the definitions of good and evil, the limits of violence as an efficacious means, the perils of enforcing justice outside the law, the metaphysics of personal identity, and the definition of humanity. The book also features original artwork specially commissioned from some of the most popular of today's comic book artists.

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Bringing together 16 leading philosophers and some of the most creative people in the world of comics to examine the deeper issues that resonate from the hyperbolic narratives and superhuman actions of this heroic world. Illustrations.

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ISBN:
9780812695731
Editor:
Morris, Tom
Editor:
Morris, Matt
Editor:
Morris, Tom; Morris, Matt; Irwin, William
Editor:
Morris, Tom
Editor:
Morris, Matt
Author:
Irwin, William
Author:
Morris, Tom
Author:
Morris, Matt
Editor:
Irwin, William
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Good & Evil
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Heroes in literature
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys/Modern
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14.5 oz

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The comic book superheroes — Superman, Batman, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and many others — have proved to be a powerful and enduring thread in popular culture, a rich source of ideas for moviemakers, novelists, and philosophers. Superheroes and Philosophy brings together 16 leading philosophers and some of the most creative people in the world of comics, from storywriters to editors to critics, to examine the deeper issues that resonate from the hyperbolic narratives and superhuman actions of this heroic world. The comic book narratives of superheroes wrestle with profound and disturbing issues in original ways: the definitions of good and evil, the limits of violence as an efficacious means, the perils of enforcing justice outside the law, the metaphysics of personal identity, and the definition of humanity. The book also features original artwork specially commissioned from some of the most popular of today's comic book artists.
"Synopsis" by , Bringing together 16 leading philosophers and some of the most creative people in the world of comics to examine the deeper issues that resonate from the hyperbolic narratives and superhuman actions of this heroic world. Illustrations.
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