X-Men and Philosophy Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse

ISBN-10: 0470413409
ISBN-13: 9780470413401
Edition: 2009
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Description: "When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything. Will it be used for the greater good, or will it be used for personal, or for destructive, ends?"--Charles Xavier, Professor X, Founder of the X-Men.X-Men is  More...

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"When an individual acquires great power, the use or misuse of that power is everything. Will it be used for the greater good, or will it be used for personal, or for destructive, ends?"--Charles Xavier, Professor X, Founder of the X-Men.X-Men is one of the most popular comic book franchises ever, with successful spin offs that include several cartoon series, bestselling videogames, feature films, and merchandise. In the X-Verse, the X-Men are labeled "mutants" for their powerful and special abilities. Wolverine has a healing ability that makes him virtually indestructible. Cyclops has raw laser energy emanating from his eyes. Phoenix has the power of telekinesis and telepathy. These abilities make them more powerful than all other humans, but the measure of a mutant lies in how he or she chooses to use their ability. Timed to publish with the release of the prequel movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, this is the first look at the philosophical issues beneath these characters and their choices, such as identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and self-sacrifice.

Rebecca Housel is a professor of pop culture, creative writing, and medical humanities at Rochester Institute of Technology and contributed to Monty Python and Philosophy.J. JEREMY WISNEWSKI is an assistant professor of philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy and The Office and Philosophy.William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles, including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.

Acknowledgments: Superheroic Thanks to X-tra Special Humans and Mutants Alike!
Introduction: You Are About to Embark on an X-perience with "the Strangest Heroes of All"
Origins: The X-Factor in the Existential
The Lure of the Normal: Who Wouldn't Want to Be a Mutant?
Amnesia, Personal Identity, and the Many Lives of Wolverine
Is Suicide Always Immoral? Jean Grey, Immanuel Kant, and The Dark Phoenix Saga
X-istential X-Men: Jews, Supermen, and the Literature of Struggle
Evolution: Consciousness, Conscience, and Cure
Mad Genetics: The Sinister Side of Biological Mastery
Layla Miller Knows Stuff: How a Butterfly Can Shoulder the World
X-Women and X-istence
Mutant Rights, Torture, and X-perimentation
When You Know You're just a Comic Book Character: Deadpool
United: Human Ethics and Mutant Morality in the X-Verse
Magneto, Mutation, and Morality
Professor X Wants You
Dirty Hands and Dirty Minds: The Ethics of Mind Reading and Mindwriting
The Mutant Cure or Social Change: Debating Disability
Mutants and the Metaphysics of Race
The Last Stand: War, Technology, Death, and Mutantkind
Mutant Phenomenology
War and Peace, Power and Faith
High-Tech Mythology in X-Men
Contributors: And Now, We'd Like to Introduce the X-Perts: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Amazing, Astonishing, Uncanny, Ultimate Authors from Xavier's School for Gifted Philosophers!
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