Publisher Description

Explore the philosophical depths of Batman, Superman, Captain America, and your other favorite superheroes!
Behind the cool costumes, special powers, and unflagging determination to fight evil you’ll find fascinating philosophical questions and concerns deep in the hearts and minds of your favorite comic book heroes.

Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Does Peter Parker have a good life? What can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society? Bringing together key chapters from books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, this superhero sampler engages the intellectual might of big thinkers like Aristotle and Kant to answer these questions and many others, giving you new insights on everything from whether Superman is truly an American icon to whether Wolverine is the same person when he loses his memory.
Features exclusive bonus content: all-new chapters on Captain America and ThorGives you a sneak peek at upcoming books: Avengers and Philosophy, Spider-Man and Philosophy, and Superman and PhilosophyIncludes superheroes from both the DC and Marvel universes: the Avengers, Batman, Captain America, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Superman, Thor, Watchmen, and the X-MenGives you a perfect introduction to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series (learn more at!
Whether you're looking for answers or looking for fun, this classic compilation will save the day by helping you gain a deeper appreciation of your favorite comics with an introduction to basic philosophical principles.

June 24
John Wiley & Sons
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Unaskedeye ,

Interesting Read

This is a great read for comic enthusiasts. It takes a deeper look at some of the philosophy behind some of America's most beloved super heroes. It is also a great introduction to some basic philosophy that cites both classical and contemporary philosphoers.

Mrairiness ,


This book is very interesting it teach you stuff you don't think about a lot

crawdiddy01 ,


It was really good! I was shocked! Im glad there were so many references to the comic books and almost none to the movies!

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