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Batman and Philosophy

The Dark Knight of the Soul

Batman and Philosophy by William Irwin
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Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone'smisery?

Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions?

Is Batman better than Superman?

If everyone followed Batman's example,

would Gotham be a better place?

What is the Tao of the Bat?

Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear incomic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. Whatphilosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keepGotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books,television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores howthe Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moralresponsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries toavenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this capedcrusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle,Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
Wiley; April 2009
304 pages; ISBN 9780470532805
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Title: Batman and Philosophy
Author: William Irwin; Mark D. White; Robert Arp
 
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