By Robert Arp, Mark D. White
• Why doesn't Batman simply kill the Joker and finish everyone's misery?
• do we carry the Joker morally accountable for his actions?
• Is Batman larger than Superman?
• If every body Batman's instance, may Gotham be a greater place?
• what's the Tao of the Bat?
Batman is without doubt one of the most complicated characters ever to seem in comedian books, photograph novels, and at the massive reveal. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront so that it will preserve Gotham secure? Combing via seventy years of comedian books, tv exhibits, and films, Batman and Philosophy explores how the darkish Knight grapples with moral conundrums, ethical accountability, his id challenge, the ethical weight he includes to avenge his murdered mom and dad, and lots more and plenty extra. How does this caped crusader degree up opposed to the lessons of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
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Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) by Robert Arp, Mark D. White