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Superman and Philosophy: What Would the Man of Steel Do? (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series Book 80) by [Mark D. White]

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Superman and Philosophy: What Would the Man of Steel Do? (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series Book 80) Kindle Edition

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"As can be noted from my comments above, any book that will make you think or react makes for an interesting read and ‘Superman And Philosophy’ succeeds in doing that. One should always be glad that Superman sees himself as the good scout otherwise the DC Earth would truly be hell." (SFCrowsnest.org.uk, 1 June 2013)

“And this delightfully appealing tome does exactly that…” (Comics Review, 25 April 2013)

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

Superman may not have been the first superhero, but ever since his introduction in Action Comics #1 in 1938, he has been the model for every superhero to follow. For 75 years Superman has thrilled millions with his adventures in comic books, television shows, and movies. His popularity transcends all borders because he strikes so many universal themes, such as justice and strength, moral responsibility, identity, and the heroic ideals of perfection, goodness, and nobility.

But he also raises significant philosophical dilemmas. If Superman is that good, for example, why does he so often resort to violence? Could Lex Luthor be right in telling us Superman is the real threat to humanity? Is Superman the realization of Nietzsche’s Übermensch—and is that a good or bad thing? And of course, why can’t Lois tell that Clark Kent is really Superman?

Gathering a veritable league of philosophers, Superman and Philosophy addresses all these questions and more. This book will thrill longtime and brand-new fans of Superman alike and will inspire new ways to think about the Man of Steel!

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00BQZK5AS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley-Blackwell; 1st edition (March 5, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 5, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 566 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 257 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read for lovers of Superman and also newcomers to ...
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