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Publisher Description

Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery?

Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions?

Is Batman better than Superman?

If everyone followed Batman's example,

would Gotham be a better place?

What is the Tao of the Bat?

Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2009
May 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Wiley
SELLER
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
SIZE
826.3
KB

Customer Reviews

Kyle Wolcott ,

Batman and Philosophy

This is a pretty good book. I'm in the middle of it and it's very interesting. It takes a deep look into Batman and all of the troubles he faces as a human being, not a dressed up super hero. If you like Batman and the comic books and movies you should definitely look into this book.

Juliofrank83 ,

Why does Batman do what he does? That is the question.

First time I noticed this book was at Borders back in 2005 when the franchise restarted. A year later, I decided to check it out from the library. If you ilke Batman, read this book as well!

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