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X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse
     

X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse

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by Rebecca Housel (Editor), J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
 

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X-Men is one of the most popular comic book franchises ever, with successful spin-offs that include several feature films, cartoon series, bestselling video games, and merchandise. This is the first look at the deeper issues of the X-Men universe and the choices facing its powerful "mutants," such as identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and

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X-Men is one of the most popular comic book franchises ever, with successful spin-offs that include several feature films, cartoon series, bestselling video games, and merchandise. This is the first look at the deeper issues of the X-Men universe and the choices facing its powerful "mutants," such as identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and self-sacrifice.

J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Oneonta, NY) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6316-3) and The Office and Philosophy (978-1-4051-7555-5). Rebecca Housel (Rochester, NY) is a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches about writing and pop culture. For William Irwin's biography, please see below.

Editorial Reviews

Marvel Comics' franchise of X-Men superheroes has been rocking the world since 1963, but this paperback is perhaps their closest brush yet with philosophical thinking. Actually, that's not quite true: The editors of this book offer case after persuasive case that members of the X-Men combine have been wrestling with ethics, identity, and other serious issues since their inception. This welcome addition to the ever-resilient Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series provides stimulating proof that great ideas are there for those who look.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470413401
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series , #11
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
721,811
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.90(d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Housel is a professor of pop culture, creative writing, and medical humanities at Rochester Institute of Technology and contributed to Monty Python and Philosophy.

J. JEREMY WISNEWSKI is an assistant professor of philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy and The Office and Philosophy.

William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College. 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, House and Philosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.

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X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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