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Batman, Superman, and Philosophy: Badass or Boyscout?

Batman, Superman, and Philosophy: Badass or Boyscout? (Paperback)

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Batman or Superman? Which of these heroic figures is morally superior? Which is more dramatically effective? Which is more democratic? Which shows us the better way to fight crime? In Batman, Superman, and Philosophy, 26 philosophers evaluate Superman vs. Batman in order to decide which of them "wins" by various criteria. Since both Batman, the megalomaniacal industrialist, and Superman, the darling of the media, sometimes operate outside the law, which of them makes the better vigilante -- and how do they compare with Robin Hood, the anonymous donor, the Ninja, and the KKK? Which of them comes out better in terms of evolutionary biology? Which of the heroes works more effectively to resist oppression? Which one is better for the environment? Which of these two makes a better model and inspiring myth to define our culture and society? Is Batman or Superman the more admirable person? Who conforms more closely to Nietzsche's Ubermensch? Who makes the better god? Who is more self-sacrificing? Whose explicit code of morality is superior? Which superhero gives us more satisfying dramatic conflict? And why does a battle between the two make such a compelling drama?

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismGraphic novels: history & criticismFiction & PoetryGraphic NovelsGraphic novels: superheroesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPopular philosophy Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S. Publication Date: 05/07/2016 ISBN-13: 9780812699180  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nicolas Michaud is an assistant professor of philosophy at Florida State College Jacksonville. He is the editor of Adventure Time and Philosophy (2015) and Frankenstein and Philosophy (2013).

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