Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil is its Own Reward by Ben DyerSupervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil is its Own Reward by Ben Dyer

Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil is its Own Reward

EditorBen Dyer

Paperback | September 18, 2009

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The devil gets his due in the latest entry in thePop Culture and Philosophy series.Supervillains and Philosophy features an international cabal of philosophers and comics industry professionals conspiring to reveal the dark details - and deeper meanings - lurking behind today's most popular comic book monsters. Whether it's their moral justification for world domination or the wavering boundaries they share with the modern anti-hero, everyone's favorite villains generate as much attention as their heroic counterparts. The 20 essays in this accessible book explore the nature of supervillainy, examinethe boundaries of good and evil, offer helpful advice to prospective supervillains, and untangle diabolical puzzles of identity and consciousness. All the legends are here, from Dr. Doom and the Spectre to the Joker and the Watchmen, reconsidered through the lens of classic and modern philosophy. The devil gets his due in the latest entry in thePop Culture and Philosophy series.Supervillains and Philosophy features an international cabal of philosophers and comics industry professionals conspiring to reveal the dark details - and deeper meanings - lurking behind today's most popular comic book monsters. Whether it's their moral justification for world domination or the wavering boundaries they share with the modern anti-hero, everyone's favorite villains generate as much attention as their heroic counterparts. The 20 essays in this accessible book explore the nature of supervillainy, examinethe boundaries of good and evil, offer helpful advice to prospective supervillains, and untangle diabolical puzzles of identity and consciousness. All the legends are here, from Dr. Doom and the Spectre to the Joker and the Watchmen, reconsidered through the lens of classic and modern philosophy.
Title:Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil is its Own RewardFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.19 inPublished:September 18, 2009Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812696697

ISBN - 13:9780812696691

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