White, Mark D., ed. Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test. Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture. Hoboken: Wiley, 2009.
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Keywords: "Watchmen", Collection of essays, Gibbons. Dave, Moore. Alan, Philosophy, United Kingdom
Publisher: Wiley (Hoboken)
Alan Moore’s Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and discredit these “superheroes.”
Alan Moore’s Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, has been named one of Time magazine’s top 100 novels, and is now being made into a highly anticipated movie adaptation. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series peers into Moore’s deeply philosophical work to parse and deconstruct the ethical issues raised by Watchmen’s costumed adventurers, their actions, and their world. From nuclear destruction to utopia, from governmental authority to human morality and social responsibility, it answers questions fans have had for years about Watchmen’s ethical quandaries, themes, and characters.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments: They Left It Entirely in My Hands (ix)
I. THE POLITICS OF POWER: WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMEN?
II. THE VEIDT PLAN: WATCHMEN AND ETHICS
III. THE METAPHYSICS OF DR. MANHATTAN
IV. THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S COMIC BOOK
Contributors: Who Writes about the Watchmen? (215)
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