Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil Is Its Own Reward (Popular Culture and Philosophy #42) (Paperback)

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Supervillains and Philosophy: Sometimes, Evil Is Its Own Reward (Popular Culture and Philosophy #42) (Paperback)

By Ben Dyer (Editor)

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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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780812696691
ISBN-10: 0812696697
Publisher: Open Court
Publication Date: September 8th, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy