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Superheroes and philosophy : truth, justice, and the socratic way /

Other Authors: Morris, Thomas V., Morris, Matt, 1983-
Format: Book
Published: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c2005.
Series:Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 13
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Table of Contents:
  • The image of the superhero
  • The real truth about Superman / Mark Waid
  • Heroes and superheroes / Jeph Loeb and Tom Morris
  • The Crimson Viper versus the Maniacal Morphing Meme / Dennis O'Neil
  • Superhero revisionism in Watchmen and The dark knight returns / Aeon J. Skoble
  • The existential world of the superhero
  • God, the Devil, and Matt Murdock / Tom Morris
  • The power and the glory / Charles Taliaferro and Craig Lindahl-Urben
  • Myth, morality, and the women of the X-men / Rebecca Housel
  • Barbard Gordon and moral perfectionism / James B. South
  • Batman and friends / Matt Morris
  • The Fantastic Four as a family / Chris Ryall and Scott Tipton
  • Comic-book wisdom / Michael Thau
  • Superheroes and moral duty
  • Why are superheroes good? Comics and the Ring of Gyges / Jeff Brenzel
  • Why should superheroes be good? / C. Stephen Evans
  • With great power comes great responsibility / Chistopher Robichaud
  • Whay be a superhero? Why be moral? / C. Stephen Layman
  • Superman and Kingdom come / Felix Tallon and Jerry Walls
  • Identity and superhero metaphysics
  • Questions of identity / Kevin Kinghorn
  • Identity crisis / Richard Hanley
  • What's behind the mask? / Tom Morris.