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Comics as philosophy

Author: Jeff McLaughlin
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Through the combination of text and images, comic books offer a unique opportunity to explore deep questions about aesthetics, ethics, and epistemology in nontraditional ways. The essays in this collection focus on a wide variety of genres, from mainstream superhero comics, to graphic novels that exercise social realism, to European adventure classics."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff McLaughlin
ISBN: 1578067944 9781578067947 9781604730005 1604730005
OCLC Number: 57730849
Description: xix, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What If? DC's Crisis and Leibnizian possible worlds / Jeff McLaughlin --
Describing and discarding "comics" as an impotent act of philosophical rigor / Robert C. Harvey --
"No harm in horror": ethical dimensions of the postwar comic book controversy / Amy Kiste Nyberg --
Truth be told: authorship and the creation of the Black Captain America / Stanford W. Carpenter --
Plato, Spider-Man and the meaning of life / Jeremy Barris --
Modernity, race, and the American superhero / Aldo Regalado --
Deconstructing the hero / Iain Thomson --
Jean-Paul Sartre meets Enid Coleslaw: existential themes in Ghost World / Laura Canis and Paul Canis --
Making the abstract Concrete: how a comic can bring to life the central problems of environmental philosophy / Kevin de Laplante --
The good government according to Tintin: long live old Europe? / Pierre Skilling --
Drawn into 9/11, but where have all the superheroes gone? / Terry Kading.
Responsibility: edited by Jeff McLaughlin.
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