Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way (Popular Culture & Philosophy #13) (Paperback)

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By Tom Morris (Editor), Matt Morris (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
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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.

Praise For…


"Superman's costume always bugged me when I was a kid So you need a secret identity cool. But what’s the deal with all the rainbow-hued Spandex masks and costumes?... I found the answer to this great metaphysical dilemma in the book Superheroes and Philosophy, edited by Tom Morris and Matt Morris. In various essays, college philosophy professors and others ruminate on profound issues raised by the superhero lifestyle, such as how Batgirl reflects Nietzsche’s moral perfectionism." Rick de Yampert, Daytona Beach News-Journal, December 15, 2006



Product Details
ISBN: 9780812695731
ISBN-10: 0812695739
Publisher: Open Court
Publication Date: June 1st, 2005
Pages: 281
Language: English
Series: Popular Culture & Philosophy