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Heroes and Philosophy

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Heroes and Philosophy by William Irwin
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The first unauthorized look at the philosophy behindHeroes, one of TV's most popular shows

When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicablydevelop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggleto cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use theirnew power for good or for evil. Every episode of Tim Kring's hit TVshow Heroes is a philosophical quandary. Heroes andPhilosophy is the first book to analyze how philosophy makesthis show so compelling. It lets you examine questions crucial toour existence as thinking, rational beings. Is the Company evil, orgood? Does Hiro really have a destiny? Do we? Is it okay to lie inorder to hide your powers or save the world? Heroes andPhilosophy offers answers to these and other intriguingquestions.

  • Brings the insight of history's philosophical heavyweights suchas Plato and Nietzche to Heroes characters and settings
  • Adds a fun and fascinating dimension to your understanding ofthe show
  • Expands your thinking about Heroes as the series expandsfrom graphic and text novels to action figures and a videogame

Whether you're new to Heroes or have been a fan since dayone, this book will take your enjoyment of the show to the nextlevel.

Wiley; July 2009
320 pages; ISBN 9780470730393
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Title: Heroes and Philosophy
Author: William Irwin; David K. Johnson
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