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Title Batman and philosophy : the dark knight of the soul / edited by Mark D. White and Robert Arp.

Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  741.5973 B321p 2008    ---  Available
Description ix, 294 p. ; 23 cm.
Series The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Riddle me this-- -- Does the Dark Knight always do right? -- Why doesn't Batman kill the joker? / Mark D. White -- Is it right to make a Robin? / James DiGiovanna -- Batman's virtuous hatred / Stephen Kershnar -- Law, justice, and the social order : where does Batman fit in? -- No man's land : social order in Gotham City and New Orleans / Brett Chandler Patterson -- Governing Gotham / Tony Spanakos -- The Joker's wild : can we hold the Clown Prince morally responsible? / Christopher Robichaud -- Origins and ethics : becoming the Caped Crusader -- Batman's promise / Randall M. Jensen -- Should Bruce Wayne have become Batman? / Mahesh Ananth and Ben Dixon -- What would Batman do? : Bruce Wayne as moral exemplar / Ryan Indy Rhodes and David Kyle Johnson -- Who is the Batman? (Is that a trick question?) -- Under the mask : how any person can become Batman / Sarah K. Donovan and Nicholas P. Richardson -- Could Batman have been the Joker? / Sam Cowling and Chris Ragg -- Batman's identity crisis and Wittgenstein's family resemblance / Jason Southworth -- What is it like to be a Batman? / Ron Novy -- Being the Bat : insights from existentialism and taoism -- Alfred, the Dark Knight of faith : Batman and Kierkegaard / Christopher M. Drohan -- Dark nights and the call of conscience / Jason J. Howard -- Batman's confrontation with death, angst, and freedom / David M. Hart -- Friend, father-- rival? : the many roles of the Bat -- Why Batman is better than Superman / Galen Foresman -- World's finest-- friends? : Batman, Superman, and the nature of friendship / Daniel P. Malloy -- Leaving the shadow of the Bat : Aristotle, Kant, and Dick Grayson on moral education / Carsten Fogh Nielsen -- The tao of the Bat.
Subject Batman (Fictitious character)
Added Author White, Mark D., 1971-
Arp, Robert.
ISBN 9780470270301 (pbk.)
0470270306 (pbk.)

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