Superman and philosophy : what would the Man of Steel do?
|Format:||Print Book 2013.|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
He has thrilled millions for 75 years, with a legacy that transcends national, cultural, and generational borders, but is there more to the Man of Steel than just your average mythic superhero in a cape? The 20 chapters in this book present a fascinating exploration of some of the deeper philosophical questions raised by Superman, the Last Son of Krypton and the newest hero in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture arsenal.
ContentsMoral judgment : the power that makes Superman human / Mark D. White
Action comics! Superman and practical reason / Brian Feltham
Can the man of tomorrow be the journalist of today? / Jason Southworth and Ruth Tallman
Could Superman have joined the Third Reich? The importance and shortcomings of moral upbringing / Robert Sharp
Clark Kent is Superman! The ethics of secrecy / Daniel P. Malloy
Superman and justice / Christopher Robichaud
Is Superman an American icon? / Andrew Terjesen
Rediscovering Nietzsche's Übermensch in Superman as a heroic ideal / Arno Bogaerts
Superman or last man : the ethics of superpower / David Gadon
Superman : from anti-Christ to Christ-type / Adam Barkman
Superman must be destroyed! Lex Luthor as existentialist anti-hero / Sarah K. Donovan and Nicholas Richardson
Superman's revelation : the problem of violence in Kingdom come / David Hatfield
A world without a Clark Kent? / Randall M. Jensen
The weight of the world : how much is Superman morally responsible for? / Audrey L. Anton
Superman and man : what a Kryptonian can teach us about humanity / Leonard Finkelman
Can the man of steel fee our pain? Sympathy and Superman / Andrew Terjesen
World's finest philosophers : Superman and Batman on human nature / Carsten Fogh Nielsen
"It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... Clark Kent?" : Superman and the problem of identity / Nicolas Michaud
Superman family resemblance / Dennis Knepp
Why Superman should not be able to read minds / Mahesh Ananth.
|Series||Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.|
-- (Fictitious character)
Philosophy in literature.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects.
|Publisher|| Chichester, West Sussex ;2013.
White, Mark D.,
vii, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.