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Batman and philosophy : the dark knight of the soul

Author: Mark D White; Robert Arp
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Batman and philosophy.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008
(OCoLC)648792316
Named Person: Batman, (Fictitious character); Batman, (Fictitious character); Batman, Literarische Gestalt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D White; Robert Arp
ISBN: 9780470270301 0470270306
OCLC Number: 191245569
Description: ix, 294 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Riddle me this --
Does the Dark Knight always do right? --
Why doesn't Batman kill the joker? / Mark D. White --
Is it right to make a Robin? / James DiGiovanna --
Batman's virtuous hatred / Stephen Kershnar --
Law, justice, and the social order : where does Batman fit in? --
No man's land : social order in Gotham City and New Orleans / Brett Chandler Patterson --
Governing Gotham / Tony Spanakos --
The Joker's wild : can we hold the Clown Prince morally responsible? / Christopher Robichaud --
Origins and ethics : becoming the Caped Crusader --
Batman's promise / Randall M. Jensen --
Should Bruce Wayne have become Batman? / Mahesh Ananth and Ben Dixon --
What would Batman do? : Bruce Wayne as moral exemplar / Ryan Indy Rhodes and David Kyle Johnson --
Who is the Batman? (Is that a trick question?) --
Under the mask : how any person can become Batman / Sarah K. Donovan and Nicholas P. Richardson --
Could Batman have been the Joker? / Sam Cowling and Chris Ragg --
Batman's identity crisis and Wittgenstein's family resemblance / Jason Southworth --
What is it like to be a Batman? / Ron Novy --
Being the Bat : insights from existentialism and taoism --
Alfred, the Dark Knight of faith : Batman and Kierkegaard / Christopher M. Drohan --
Dark nights and the call of conscience / Jason J. Howard --
Batman's confrontation with death, angst, and freedom / David M. Hart --
Friend, father --
rival? : the many roles of the Bat --
Why Batman is better than Superman / Galen Foresman --
World's finest --
friends? : Batman, Superman, and the nature of friendship / Daniel P. Malloy --
Leaving the shadow of the Bat : Aristotle, Kant, and Dick Grayson on moral education / Carsten Fogh Nielsen --
The tao of the Bat / Bat-Tzu.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Mark D. White and Robert Arp.
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Being a crime fighting superhero is a tough job and it comes with no shortage of social and moral responsibilities.  Read more...

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