X-Men and Philosophy

Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse

by William Irwin, Rebecca Housel,

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  • 047073034X
  • 9780470413401
  • 9780470730348
  • 9780470730362

X-Men is one of the most popular comic book franchises ever, with successful spin-offs that include several feature films, cartoon series, bestselling video games, and merchandise. This is the first look at the deeper issues of the X-Men universe and the choices facing its powerful "mutants," such as identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and self-sacrifice.

J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Oneonta, NY) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6316-3) and The Office and Philosophy (978-1-4051-7555-5). Rebecca Housel (Rochester, NY) is a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches about writing and pop culture. For William Irwin's biography, please see below.

  • Wiley; April 2009
  • ISBN 9780470730348
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  • Title: X-Men and Philosophy
  • Author: William Irwin (ed.); Rebecca Housel (ed.); J. Jeremy Wisnewski (ed.)
  • Imprint: Wiley
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 047073034X
  • 9780470413401
  • 9780470730348
  • 9780470730362

About The Author

Rebecca Housel is a professor of pop culture, creative writing, and medical humanities at Rochester Institute of Technology and contributed to Monty Python and Philosophy.

J. JEREMY WISNEWSKI is an assistant professor of philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy and The Office 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.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 047073034X
  • 9780470413401
  • 9780470730348
  • 9780470730362