Supervillains and Philosophy

Supervillains and Philosophy

Sometimes, Evil Is Its Own Reward

Book - 2009
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The devil gets his due in the latest entry in the Pop Culture and Philosophy series. Supervillains and Philosophy features an international cabal of philosophers and comics industry professionals conspiring to reveal the dark details -- and deeper meanings -- lurking behind today's most popular comic book monsters. Whether it's their moral justification for world domination or the wavering boundaries they share with the modern anti-hero, everyone's favorite villains generate as much attention as their heroic counterparts. The 20 essays in this accessible book explore the nature of supervillainy, examine the boundaries of good and evil, offer helpful advice to prospective supervillains, and untangle diabolical puzzles of identity and consciousness. All the legends are here, from Dr. Doom and the Spectre to the Joker and the Watchmen, reconsidered through the lens of classic and modern philosophy.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c2009
ISBN: 9780812696691
0812696697
Branch Call Number: YA741.59 S95d
Characteristics: xi, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Dyer, Ben 1976-

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