Spider-Man and Philosophy: The Web of Inquiry

Spider-Man and Philosophy: The Web of Inquiry

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by Jonathan J. Sanford
     
 

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Untangle the complex web of philosophical dilemmas of Spidey and his world—in time for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie

Since Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, everyone’s favorite webslinger has had a long career in comics, graphic novels, cartoons, movies, and even on Broadway.

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Untangle the complex web of philosophical dilemmas of Spidey and his world—in time for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie

Since Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, everyone’s favorite webslinger has had a long career in comics, graphic novels, cartoons, movies, and even on Broadway. In this book some of history’s most powerful philosophers help us explore the enduring questions and issues surrounding this beloved superhero: Is Peter Parker to blame for the death of his uncle? Does great power really bring great responsibility? Can Spidey champion justice and be with Mary Jane at the same time? Finding your way through this web of inquiry, you’ll discover answers to these and many other thought-provoking questions.

  • Gives you a fresh perspective and insights on Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s story lines and ideas
  • Examines important philosophical issues and questions, such as: What is it to live a good life? Do our particular talents come with obligations? What role should friendship play in life? Is there any meaning to life?
  • Views Spider-Man through the lens of some of history’s most influential thinkers, from Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant to Nietszche, William James, Ayn Rand, and Alasdair MacIntyre

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470575604
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, #23
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
721,270
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan J. Sanford is a professor of philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Batman and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.

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Spider-Man and Philosophy: The Web of Inquiry 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love spiderman
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Boring
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The movies are totally awsome!!! Ive seen all three of the original ones. But they made a fourth on apparently. The third movie is sad. Poor Harry! Harry and his dad both died the exact same way. Wierd. Am I right?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real treat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Second in the series to only terminator and philosophy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cuz its bout the mazin spaidermayun