Batman and philosophy : the dark knight of the soul /

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Bibliographic Details
Imprint:Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.
Description:ix, 294 p. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Series:The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Subject:Batman -- (Fictitious character)
Batman (Fictitious character)
Comic strip characters.
Comics (Graphic works)
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7642343
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Other authors / contributors:White, Mark D., 1971-
Arp, Robert.
ISBN:9780470270301 (pbk.)
0470270306 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments: The Oscar Speech George Clooney Never Got to Make
  • 8. Should Bruce Wayne Have Become Batman(
  • 9. What Would Batman Do? Bruce Wayne as Moral Exemplar(
  • 10. Under the mask: How Any Person Can Become Batman(
  • 11. Could Batman Have Been the Joker(
  • 12. Batman's Identity Crisis and Wittgenstein's Family Resemblance(
  • 13. What Is It Like to Be a Batman(
  • 14. Alfred, the Dark Knight of Faith: Batman and Kierkegaar (
  • 15. Dark Nights and the Call of conscience(
  • 16. Batman's Confrontation with Death, Angst, and Freedom(
  • 17. Why Batman IS Better than Superman(
  • Introduction: Riddle Me This...Part One: Does the Dark Knight Always Do Right?
  • 18. World's Finest...Friends? Batman, Superman, and the Nature of Friendship(
  • 19. Leaving the Shadow of the Bat: Aristotle, Kant, and Dick Grayson on Moral Education(
  • 20. The Tao of the Bat(
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • 1. Why Doesn't Batman Kill the Joker(
  • 2. Is It Right to Make a Robin(
  • 3. Batman's Virtuous Hatred(
  • 4. No Man's Land: Social Order in Gotham City and New Orleans(
  • 5. Governing Gotham(
  • 6. The Joker's Wild: Can We Hold the Clown Prince Morally Responsible(
  • 7. Batman's Promise(