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Superheroes and Philosophy Tom Morris

Superheroes and Philosophy By Tom Morris

Superheroes and Philosophy by Tom Morris

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A thought-provoking collection of essays explores the philosophical side of the comic book world, collecting the contributions of sixteen philosophers on a variety of subjects, including evil, justice, metaphysics, and the limits of violence. Original.

Superheroes and Philosophy Summary

Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way by Tom Morris

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.

Superheroes and Philosophy Reviews

"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

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Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way by Tom Morris
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Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
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