Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Batman and Ethics

Buy
Batman and Ethics, 9781119038023 (1119038022), John Wiley & Sons, 2019

Batman has been one of the world’s most beloved superheroes since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Clad in his dark cowl and cape, he has captured the imagination of millions with his single-minded mission to create a better world for the people of Gotham City by fighting crime, making use of expert detective skills, high-tech crime-fighting gadgets, and an extensive network of sidekicks and partners. But why has this self-made hero enjoyed such enduring popularity? And why are his choices so often the subject of intense debate among his fans and philosophers alike?

Batman and Ethics goes behind the mask to shed new light on the complexities and contradictions of the Dark Knight’s moral code. From the logic behind his aversion to killing to the moral status of vigilantism and his use of torture in pursuit of justice (or perhaps revenge), Batman’s ethical precepts are compelling but often inconsistent and controversial. Philosopher and pop culture expert Mark D. White uses the tools of moral philosophy to track Batman’s most striking ethical dilemmas and decisions across his most prominent storylines from the early 1970s through the launch of the New 52, and suggests how understanding the mercurial moral character of the caped crusader might help us reconcile our own.

A thought-provoking and entertaining journey through four decades of Batman’s struggles and triumphs in time for the franchise’s 80th anniversary, Batman and Ethics is a perfect gateway into the complex questions of moral philosophy through a focused character study of this most famous of fictional superheroes.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics
Meaning Diminished: Toward Metaphysically Modest Semantics
Meaning Diminished examines the complex relationship between semantic analysis and metaphysical inquiry. Kenneth A. Taylor argues that we should expect linguistic and conceptual analysis of natural language to yield far less metaphysical insight into what there is - and the nature of what there is - than many philosophers have...
Normative Externalism
Normative Externalism
Normative Externalism argues that it is not important that people live up to their own principles. What matters, in both ethics and epistemology, is that they live up to the correct principles: that they do the right thing, and that they believe rationally. This stance, that what matters are the correct principles, not one's...
The School of Doubt (Brill Studies in Skepticism)
The School of Doubt (Brill Studies in Skepticism)
The School of Doubt conducts a parallel philological and philosophical examination of Cicero’s Academica, a work on Hellenistic epistemology written in the first half of 45 bce. The treatise has a unique history, insofar as fragments of two different versions are extant: the second of a two-volume first edition, a dialogue...

Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance (Real Utopias Project)
Legislature by Lot: Transformative Designs for Deliberative Governance (Real Utopias Project)
Democracy means rule by the people, but in practice even the most robust democracies delegate most rule making to a political class

The gap between the public and its representatives might seem unbridgeable in the modern world, but Legislature by Lot examines an inspiring solution: a legislature chosen through...

Bytes, Bombs, and Spies: The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations
Bytes, Bombs, and Spies: The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations

“We are dropping cyber bombs. We have never done that before.”—U.S. Defense Department official

A new era of war fighting is emerging for the U.S. military. Hi-tech weapons have given way to hi tech in a number of instances recently:

A computer virus is unleashed that...

Internet of Things for Smart Cities: Technologies, Big Data and Security (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Internet of Things for Smart Cities: Technologies, Big Data and Security (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)

This book introduces the concept of smart city as the potential solution to the challenges created by urbanization. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel features with minimum human intervention in smart cities. This book describes different components of Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities including sensor technologies,...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy