Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul

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Mark D. White, Robert Arp
John Wiley & Sons, 04 մյս, 2009 թ. - 304 էջ
Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery?

Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions?

Is Batman better than Superman?

If everyone followed Batman's example,

would Gotham be a better place?

What is the Tao of the Bat?

Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
 

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - 9inchsnails - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this. There were high points and low points; the piece on Batman's Nietzschean self-creation bordered on ridiculous, but Tony Spanakos' article "Governing Gotham" was brilliant. All-in-all, this was a lot more in-depth and thought-provoking than I was expecting. Read full review

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - aadyer - LibraryThing

Excellent overview & there are some brilliant essays in this, making this surprisingly accessible at times. There are some duff efforts and there are some mediocre efforts but these are few & far ... Read full review

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Batman and the Restoration of Order
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SHOULD BRUCE WAYNE
WHAT WOULD BATMAN DO? BRUCE WAYNE
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Chapter 13WHAT IS ITLIKETOBE ABATMAN?
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Batman the Knight of the Infinite Resignation
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A Determined Batman? Alfred and Appearance
WORLDS FINEST FRIENDS? BATMAN
Batman the Nietzschean

HOW ANY PERSON CAN BECOME
COULD BATMANHAVE BEEN THE JOKER?
BATMANS IDENTITY CRISISAND WITTGENSTEINS FAMILY

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MARK D. WHITE is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY.

ROBERT ARP is a postdoctoral research associate through the National Center for Biomedical Ontology at the University at Buffalo, and edited South Park and Philosophy.

WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and pop culture gentre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles, including Watchmen and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy.

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