Michaud, Nicolas (Hrsg.): Batman, Superman, and Philosophy. Badass or Boyscout? (Popular Culture and Philosophy, 100.) Chicago: Open Court, 2016. (289 S.)
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-8126-9918-0
BibTeX citation key: Michaud2016
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Keywords: "Batman", "Superman", Collection of essays, Philosophy, Superhero
Publisher: Open Court (Chicago)
Batman or Superman? Which of these shining examples shows us the better way to fight terrorism? Which one is a morally better person? Who’s more rational? Who makes a better god? Who’s more mentally healthy or are they both irredeemably psychotic?
Since both Batman, the megalomaniacal industrialist, and Superman, the darling of the media, sometimes operate outside the law, which of them qualifies as the better vigilante? Do either of them ever truly uphold the law? Which one makes a better role model and a more inspiring myth to define our culture?
Twenty-some philosophers try to decide who wins—Superman or Batman. Some of them give it to Batman, others to Superman, and others make it a tie. They all lay out the evidence so that you can decide.
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