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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - 468 pages
Great Caesars Ghost!! A team of Brainiacs! Superheroes and Philosophy is Kryptonite for those super villains who diss the heroes as lightweights! Riddle me this, Batman: How are Gotham City and Metropolis like ancient Athens and modern Paris? Read this sensational book and find out!
 

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Contents

Heroes and Superheroes 3 1 The Real Truth about Superman And the Rest of Us Too
16
The Crimson Viper versus the Maniacal Morphing Meme 4 Superhero Revisionism in Watchmen and The Dark Knight
31
Returns
43
God the Devil and Matt Murdock
67
The Power and the Glory
95
Myth Morality and the Women of the XMen
116
Barbara Gordon and Moral Perfectionism 9 Batman and Friends Aristotle and the Dark Knights Inner
138
Circle
158
Why Are Superheroes Good? Comics and the Ring
229
Why Should Superheroes Be Good? SpiderMan
251
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility On
277
Why Be a Superhero? Why Be Moral? 277 Moral Duties of the SuperPowerful and SuperHeroic
304
Superman and Kingdom Come The Surprise
325
Questions of Identity Is the Hulk the Same Person
351
Whats Behind the Mask? The Secret of Secret Identities Wow It Could Be the Greatest Gathering of Minds in 395 19 Whats Behind the Mask? The S...
421
Back Cover Material 435 Back Cover Material
437

The Fantastic Four as a Family The Strongest Bond
184
ComicBook Wisdom
203

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