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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery?. Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions?. Is Batman better than Superman?. If everyone followed Batman's example, . would Gotham be a better place?. What is the Tao of the Bat?. 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  Read more...
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Batman and philosophy.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2008
(DLC) 2008016841
(OCoLC)191245569
Named Person: Batman, (Fictitious character); Batman, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D White; Robert Arp
ISBN: 9780470532775 0470532777 9780470532805 0470532807 1282122665 9781282122666
OCLC Number: 467280247
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 294 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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"...an interesting focus on the battle between "viciousness and virtue"." Empire October 2008

 
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