Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way by Tom MorrisSuperheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way by Tom Morris

Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way

EditorTom Morris, Matt Morris, William Irwin

Paperback | April 30, 2005

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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. 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.
Thomas V. Morris is the former Notre Dame philosophy professor whose classes became a campus legend, and whose nationwide speaking engagements ave electrified the boardrooms of corporate America.
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Title:Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic WayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:April 30, 2005Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812695739

ISBN - 13:9780812695731

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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 "