Batman and Philosophy The Dark Knight of the Soul

ISBN-10: 0470270306

ISBN-13: 9780470270301

Edition: 2008

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The deeper issues surrounding one of the nation's most revered superheroes, unmasked at last Batman has grown from a comic book character into a franchise and merchandise goliath, spinning off live-action and animated TV shows, Hollywood blockbusters, video games, action figures, and an endless array of merchandising. Timed to publish with the release of the new Batman movie in 2008, Batman and Philosophy takes a deeper look at the famous caped crusader, offering entertaining answers to the fascinating ethical questions everyone has always had about the man behind the mask. Mark D. White (Staten Island, NY) is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy, College of Staten Island/CUNY. Robert Arp (Buffalo, NY) currently is a Postdoctoral Research Associate through the National Center for Biomedical Ontology at the University at Buffalo and the editor of South Park and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6160-2).
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Robert Arp has authored numerous articles and book chapters in ontology (in the information science sense), philosophy of mind, philosophy of biology, modern philosophy, and popular culture. He is the author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving (MIT Press, 2008). He is also coauthor of Building Ontologies with Basic Formal Ontology (MIT Press, in preparation) and Reasoning Well: An Introduction to Critical Thinking and is coeditor of Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology and Philosophy of Biology: An Anthology.

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Acknowledgments: The Oscar Speech George Clooney Never Got to Make
Introduction: Riddle Me This...Part One: Does the Dark Knight Always Do Right?
Why Doesn't Batman Kill the Joker(
Is It Right to Make a Robin(
Batman's Virtuous Hatred(
No Man's Land: Social Order in Gotham City and New Orleans(
Governing Gotham(
The Joker's Wild: Can We Hold the Clown Prince Morally Responsible(
Batman's Promise(
Should Bruce Wayne Have Become Batman(
What Would Batman Do? Bruce Wayne as Moral Exemplar(
Under the mask: How Any Person Can Become Batman(
Could Batman Have Been the Joker(
Batman's Identity Crisis and Wittgenstein's Family Resemblance(
What Is It Like to Be a Batman(
Alfred, the Dark Knight of Faith: Batman and Kierkegaar (
Dark Nights and the Call of conscience(
Batman's Confrontation with Death, Angst, and Freedom(
Why Batman IS Better than Superman(
World's Finest...Friends? Batman, Superman, and the Nature of Friendship(
Leaving the Shadow of the Bat: Aristotle, Kant, and Dick Grayson on Moral Education(
The Tao of the Bat(
Contributors
Index
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