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Dryden, Jane and Mark D. White, eds. Green Lantern and Philosophy: No evil shall escape this book. Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture. Hoboken: Wiley, 2011. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0470575573
BibTeX citation key: Dryden2011
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Keywords: "Green Lantern", Collection of essays, Philosophy, Superhero, USA
Creators: Dryden, White
Publisher: Wiley (Hoboken)
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Green Lanterns and their awesome power rings inspire a sense of possibility and wonder that can last a lifetime. Anyone who dreams of how to make the world a better place can imagine ways to make that dream come true with a Green Lantern ring. Green Lantern and Philosophy shines an emerald light on the many philosophical questions raised in the comics, the films, and the animated series, tackling issues from Aristotle’s view of the effect of emotions on virtue, to what Plato’s tale of the Ring of Gyges tells us about Green Lanterns and the lust for power, to deciding who is the greatest Green Lantern of all time. So whether you’re a fan of Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, or Alan Scott—and let’s not forget Soranik Natu, Kilowog, Katma Tui, Salaak, Mogo, and even Sinestro—Green Lantern and Philosophy will bring enlightenment to help turn the blackest night into the brightest day!

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments: No Gratitude Shall Escape Our Sight (ix)
Introduction: Welcome to the Corps! (1)

I. Will and Emotion: The Philosophical Spectrum
1. Jason Southworth: The Blackest Night for Aristotle’s Account of Emotions (7)
2. Mark D. White: Flexing the Mental Muscle: Green Lanterns and the Nature of Willpower (21)
3. Sarah K. Donovan and Nicholas P. Richardson: Women Are from Zamaron, Men Are from Oa (35)

II. Emerald Ethics: It’s Not All Black and White
4. Andrew Terjesen: Will They Let Just Anybody Join? Testing for Moral Judgment in the Green Lantern Corps (53)
5. Jane Dryden: The Greatest Green Lantern: Aesthetic Admiration and the Praiseworthy Hero (69)
6. Nicolas Michaud: There Should Be No Forgiveness for Hal Jordan (81)
7. Joseph J. Darowksi: Morality, Atonement, and Guilt: Hal Jordan’s Shifting Motivations (92)

III. I’m with Green Lantern: Friends and Relationships
8. Andrew Terjesen: Hard-traveling Ethics: Moral Rationalism Versus Moral Sentimentalism (105)
9. Brett Chandler Patterson: “I Despise Messiness”: The Plato-Aristotle Debate in the Troubled Friendship of Green Lantern and Green Arrow (122)
10. Jane Dryden: Can’t Live with ’Em, Can’t Live without ’Em: Green Lantern, Relationships, and Autonomy (136)

IV. With this Ring, I Do Swear: Power, Duty, and Law
11. Ruth Tallman and Jason Southworth: The Oaths of Soranik Natu: Can a Doctor Be a Green Lantern? (149)
12. Mark D. White: Crying for Justice: Retributivism for Those Who Worship Evil’s Might (162)
13. Ron Novy: Hate Crimes as Terrorism in Brother’s Keeper (175)
14. Adam Barkman: The Ring of Gyges, the Ring of the Green Lantern, and the Temptation of Power (187)

V. Don’t Tell Krona: Metaphysics, Mind, and Time
15. Leonard Finkelman: All for One and One for All: Mogo, the Collective, and Biological Unity (201)
16. Paul R. Jaissle: Green Mind: The Book of Oa, the Lantern Corps, and Peirce’s Theory of Communal Mind (214)
17. Amy Kind: Shedding an Emerald Light on Destiny: The Problems with Time Travel (225)

VI. Can Green Lantern Make a Boxing Glove He Can’t Lift? Powers and Limitations
18. Daniel P. Malloy: Another Boxing Glove? Green Lantern and the Limits of Imagination (239)
19. Carsten Fogh Nielsen: “Beware my Power”: Leibniz and Green Lantern on God, Omnipotence, and Evil (252)
20. Andrew Zimmerman Jones: Magic Science in the Green Lantern Mythos: Clarke’s Law, the Starheart, and Emotional Energy (264)

Contributors: Tales of the Philosophy Corps (277)
Index: The Book of Oa (283)
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