Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
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- Seller:superior media
- Sales Rank:95,194
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:1st Printing
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.9
- Dimensions (in):5.8 x 0.8 x 8.7
- Publication Date:May 10, 2005
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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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