Summary and Info
Go beyond the cape and into the mind of the Man of Steel, in time for release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel movie and Superman's 75th anniversaryHe has thrilled millions for 75 years, with a legacy that transcends national, cultural, and generational borders, but is there more to the Man of Steel than just your average mythic superhero in a cape? The 20 chapters in this book present a fascinating exploration of some of the deeper philosophical questions raised by Superman, the Last Son of Krypton and the newest hero in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture arsenal.Content: Chapter none Introduction (pages 1–2): Chapter 1 Moral Judgment (pages 3–15): Mark D. WhiteChapter 3 Can the Man of Tomorrowbe The Journalist Of Today? (pages 26–36): Jason Southworth and Ruth TallmanChapter 2 Action Comics! Superman and Practical Reason (pages 16–25): Brian FelthamChapter 4 Could Superman Have Joined The Third Reich? The Importance and Shortcomings of Moral Upbringing (pages 37–46): Robert SharpChapter 5 Clark Kent Is Superman! the Ethics of Secrecy (pages 47–60): Daniel P. MalloyChapter 6 Superman and Justice (pages 61–70): Christopher RobichaudChapter 7 Is Superman an American Icon? (pages 71–81): Andrew TerjesenChapter 8 Rediscovering Nietzsche's UBermensch in Superman as a Heroic Ideal (pages 83–100): Arno BogaertsChapter 9 Superman or Last Man (pages 101–110): David GadonChapter 10 Superman (pages 111–120): Adam BarkmanChapter 11 Superman Must Be Destroyed! Lex Luthor as Existentialist Anti?Hero (pages 121–130): Sarah K. Donovan and Nicholas RichardsonChapter 12 Superman'S Revelation (pages 131–144): David HatfieldChapter 13 A World Without a Clark Kent? (pages 145–156): Randall M. JensenChapter 14 The Weight of the World (pages 157–167): Audrey L. AntonChapter 15 Superman and Man (pages 169–180): Leonard FinkelmanChapter 16 Can the Man of Steel Feel Our Pain?Sympathy and Superman (pages 181–193): Andrew TerjesenChapter 17 World'S Finest Philosophers (pages 194–203): Carsten Fogh NielsenChapter 18 “It“s a Bird, It's A Plane, It's …? Clark Kent?” Superman and the Problem of Identity (pages 205–216): Nicolas MichaudChapter 19 Superman Family Resemblance (pages 217–224): Dennis KneppChapter 20 Why Superman Should Not Be Able to Read Minds (pages 225–236): Mahesh Ananth
Review and Comments
Rate the Book
Superman and Philosophy: What Would the Man of Steel Do? 0 out of 5 stars based on 0 ratings.