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Batman and philosophy : the dark knight of the soul /

Other Authors: White, Mark D., 1971-, Arp, Robert.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2008
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
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Table of 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.