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.
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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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Great guide to understanding superheroes in the 21st century! A must for all fans of comic book movie franchises; there are expert contributors who have written actual comic book storylines for Superman, etc. Fun read!
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