Superheroes and Philosophy SC (2005 Open Court) comic books
Tags: Popular Culture and Philosophy (part 13)$13.00
Popular Culture and Philosophy: Book 13 - 1st printing. "Truth, Justice and the Socratic Way!" Edited by Tom Morris and Matt Morris. The comic book superheroes — Superman, Batman, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, and many others — have proved to be a powerful and enduring thread in popular culture, a rich source of ideas for movie makers, novelists, and philosophers. Superheroes and Philosophy brings together 16 leading philosophers and some of the most creative people in the world of comics, from storywriters to editors to critics, to examine the deeper issues that resonate from the hyperbolic narratives and superhuman actions of this heroic world. The comic book narratives of superheroes wrestle with profound and disturbing issues in original ways: the definitions of good and evil, the limits of violence as an efficacious means, the perils of enforcing justice outside the law, the metaphysics of personal identity, and the definition of humanity. The book also features original artwork specially commissioned from some of the most popular of today's comic book artists. Softcover, 294 pages, Text only. Cover price $17.95.