Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test
William Irwin, Mark D. White
John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2009 - Philosophy - 240 pages
Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternativehistory of the United States where the US edges dangerously closerto nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists agroup of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal theiridentity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill anddiscredit these "superheroes."
Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, hasbeen named one of Time magazine's top 100 novels, and is now beingmade into a highly anticipated movie adaptation. This latest bookin the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series peersinto Moore's deeply philosophical work to parse and deconstruct theethical issues raised by Watchmen's costumed adventurers, theiractions, and their world. From nuclear destruction to utopia, fromgovernmental authority to human morality and social responsibility,it answers questions fans have had for years about Watchmen'sethical quandaries, themes, and characters.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mcandre - LibraryThing
The Philosophy and Pop Culture Series is a great idea, but I'm sick and tired of Utilitarianism vs Kantianism text analysis. A more interesting philosophical analysis would consider that Dr. Manhattan's ability to recreate himself without a body implies mind-body dualism. Read full review
Watchmen and philosophy: a Rorschach testUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Though comics generally are viewed as lightweight, Watchmen sports some pretty heavy moral and philosophical themes that become more apparent through multiple readings. This volume, part of the ... Read full review
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