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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...
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.
PART ONE THE SPECTACULAR LIFE OF SPIDER-MAN?
1 Does Peter Parker Have a Good Life? 7
2 What Price Atonement? Peter Parker and the Infinite Debt 22
3 “My Name is Peter Parker”: Unmasking the Right and the Good 37
Mark D. White
PART TWO RESPONSIBILITY-MAN
4 “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”: Spider-Man, Christian Ethics, and the Problem of Evil 55
5 Does Great Power Bring Great Responsibility? Spider-Man and the Good Samaritan 70
6 With Great Power Comes Great Culpability: How Blameworthy Is Spider-Man for Uncle Ben’s Death? 86
PART THREE SPIDER-SENSE AND THE SELF
7 Why Is My Spider-Sense Tingling? 103
8 Red or Black: Perception, Identity, and Self 119
Meaghan P. Godwin
9 With Great Power: Heroism, Villainy, and Bodily Transformation 131
Mark K. Spencer
PART FOUR ARACHNIDS “R” US: TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN
10 Transhumanism: Or, Is It Right to Make a Spider-Man? 145
11 Maximum Clonage: What the Clone Saga Can Teach Us about Human Cloning 159
Jason Southworth and John Timm
PART FIVE YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN
12 Justice versus Romantic Love: Can Spider-Man Champion Justice and Be with Mary Jane at the Same Time? 177
Charles Taliaferro and Tricia Little
13 Love, Friendship, and Being Spider-Man 188
14 Spidey’s Tangled Web of Obligations: Fighting Friends and Dependents Gone Bad 200
PART SIX THE AMAZING SPEAKING SPIDER: JOKES, STORIES, AND THE CHOICES WE MAKE
15 The Quipslinger: The Morality of Spider-Man’s Jokes 217
Daniel P. Malloy
16 The Sound and the Fury behind “One More Day” 231
Mark D. White
17 Spider-Man and the Importance of Getting Your Story Straight 243
Jonathan J. Sanford
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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?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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May i join as deputy? Appearance: dark black cat. Genger: male. Eyes: dark amber. Family: son of Brambleclaw and son to Squirrelflight. History: lived in Thunderclan then ran away when my parents died.
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