Batman and philosophy : the dark knight of the soul /
Hoboken, N.J. :
John Wiley & Sons,
|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.