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Description - Spider-Man and Philosophy by William Irwin

Untangle the complex web of philosophical dilemmas of Spidey and
his world?in time for the release of The Amazing
Spider-Man movie

Since Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider-Man in Amazing
Fantasy #15 in 1962, everyone?s favorite webslinger has
had a long career in comics, graphic novels, cartoons, movies, and
even on Broadway. In this book some of history?s most
powerful philosophers help us explore the enduring questions and
issues surrounding this beloved superhero: Is Peter Parker to blame
for the death of his uncle? Does great power really bring great
responsibility? Can Spidey champion justice and be with Mary Jane
at the same time? Finding your way through this web of inquiry,
you?ll discover answers to these and many other
thought-provoking questions.

Gives you a fresh perspective and insights on Peter Parker and
Spider-Man?s story lines and ideas

Examines important philosophical issues and questions, such as:
What is it to live a good life? Do our particular talents come with
obligations? What role should friendship play in life? Is there any
meaning to life?

Views Spider-Man through the lens of some of history?s
most influential thinkers, from Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and
Immanuel Kant to Nietszche, William James, Ayn Rand, and Alasdair

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470575604
ISBN-10: 0470575603
Format: Paperback / softback
(227mm x 153mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Irwin

Jonathan J. Sanford is a professor of philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Batman and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.

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