Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil is its Own Reward (Google eBook)

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Ben Dyer
Open Court, Aug 21, 2013 - HUMOR - 271 pages
3 Reviews
The devil gets his due in the latest entry in the Pop 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, examine the 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.
  

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Review: Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil is its Own Reward (Popular Culture and Philosophy #42)

User Review  - Ryan Scicluna - Goodreads

A very narrow window into the lives of super villains from the comic book world. This book discusses motives and the nature of evil together with many other interesting questions about why some people ... Read full review

Review: Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil is its Own Reward (Popular Culture and Philosophy #42)

User Review  - Dustin - Goodreads

I enjoyed it. Much like the other books in the "... and Philosophy" series it's a collection of essays on philosophy in relation to a particular subject. As you can imagine, the theme of this ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Ben Dyer is finishing a dissertation in moral and political philosophy at Bowling Green State University.

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