Batman and Psychology A Dark and Stormy Knight

ISBN-10: 1118167651
ISBN-13: 9781118167656
Edition: 2012
Authors: Travis Langley
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Description: Untangle the complex web of philosophical dilemmas of Spidey and his world—in time for the release of The Amazing Spider–Man movieSince Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider–Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, everyone′s favorite webslinger has had  More...

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List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 6/12/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Untangle the complex web of philosophical dilemmas of Spidey and his world—in time for the release of The Amazing Spider–Man movieSince Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider–Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, everyone′s favorite webslinger has had a long career in comics, graphic novels, cartoons, movies, and even on Broadway. In this book, some of history′s most powerful philosophers help us explore the enduring questions and issues surrounding this beloved superhero: Is Peter Parker to blame for the death of his uncle? Does great power really bring great responsibility? Can Spidey champion justice and be with Mary Jane at the same time? Finding your way through this web of inquiry, you′ll discover answers to these and many other thought–provoking questions.Gives you a fresh perspective and insights on Peter Parker and Spider–Man′s story lines and ideasExamines important philosophical issues and questions, such as: What is it to live a good life? Do our particular talents come with obligations? What role should friendship play in life? Is there any meaning to life?Views Spider–Man through the lens of some of history′s most influential thinkers, from Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant to Nietszche, William James, Ayn Rand, and Alasdair MacIntyre

Acknowledgments: My Bat-Family
Foreword
Introduction
Beneath the Cowl: Who Is Batman?
Which Batman?
Case File 2-1: King Tut
Case File 2-2: Mr. Freeze
The Trauma
Why the Mask?
Why the Bat?
Case File 5-1: Scarecrow
Case File 5-2: Hugo Strange
The "Superstitious, Cowardly Lot": Criminal Nature
Case File 6-1: Bane
The Halloween Party: Why All the Costumed Crooks?
Case File 7-1: The Riddler
Case File 7-2: The Penguin
Case File 7-3: Poison Ivy
The Madhouse: What Insanity?
Case File 8-1: The Mad Hatter
Case File 8-2: Harley Quinn
Case File 8-3: The Joker
The Psychodynamic Duo: Freud and Jung on Batman and Robin
Case File 9-1: Two-Face
The Kids: Why Robin?
Case File 10-1: Red Hood
Case File 10-2: Dr. Fredric Wertham
The Women: Why the Cat?
Case File 11-1: Catwoman
The Fathers: Why Do We Fall?
Case File 12-1: Ra�s al Ghul
Why So Serious?
The Assessment: Bats in His Belfry?
Notes
References: Comic Books and Graphic Novels
References: Not Comic Books or Graphic Novels
Index

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