Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

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Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) by Mark D. White

Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and discredit these "superheroes."

Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, has been named one of Time magazine's top 100 novels, and is now being made into a highly anticipated movie adaptation. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series peers into Moore's deeply philosophical work to parse and deconstruct the ethical issues raised by Watchmen's costumed adventurers, their actions, and their world. From nuclear destruction to utopia, from governmental authority to human morality and social responsibility, it answers questions fans have had for years about Watchmen's ethical quandaries, themes, and characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470396858
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/20/2009
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series , #6
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 663,958
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Mark D. White is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and coeditor of Batman 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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Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as grate maby even better than the movie!!!
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gave me a really great inside look into the whole consept of the watchmen unbscure world>
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This book helps you understand Watchmen better. It is an excellent book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read for any Watchmen fan. Although I felt like there must of been some essays that would have been better than the ones that were actually included - like the first one on Dr. Manhattan. I found myself arguing with the writer after the first paragraph. But for the most part I liked the essays...they provided some interesting food for thought.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makin up a few purties aint agnst no law I know of. But dont you wish ther was a rig lke that though? Then you can go to the play party an do a hoe down till mornin if ya was up to it...then id lift you up on that surrey and hop up ther with ya, and just point the horses home. ...I can pitcher the hole thing now. -Curly