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Description - Watchmen and Philosophy by William Irwin

Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative
history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer
to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a
group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their
identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and
discredit these "superheroes."

Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, has
been named one of Time magazine's top 100 novels, and is now being
made into a highly anticipated movie adaptation. This latest book
in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series peers
into Moore's deeply philosophical work to parse and deconstruct the
ethical issues raised by Watchmen's costumed adventurers, their
actions, and their world. From nuclear destruction to utopia, from
governmental authority to human morality and social responsibility,
it answers questions fans have had for years about Watchmen's
ethical quandaries, themes, and characters.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470396858
ISBN-10: 0470396857
Format: Paperback / softback
(226mm x 165mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Irwin

Mark D. White is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and coeditor of Batman and Philosophy. William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College. 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, House and Philosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.

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