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Title Spider-man and philosophy : the web of inquiry / edited by Jonathan J. Sanford
Imprint Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2012], ©2012
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PN6728.S6 S65 2012    AVAILABLE    30610020380184
Descript xi, 276 pages ; 23 cm
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Series The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series ; 23
Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series ; 23
Note "Philosophy is, if Plato (428-348 BCE) can be trusted, a frenzied passion for the truth, the love of wisdom, the pursuit of answers to fundamental questions, a way of life. The authors of the chapters in this book are all philosophers, most are college professors, and all are teachers of one sort or another. We thought we'd snag a few more students into our webs while writing about our favorite wall-crawler. Sneaky of us, isn't it?"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Introduction Part One. The Spectacular Life of Spider-Man? 1. Does Peter Parker Have a Good Life? Neil Mussett 2. What Price Atonement? Peter Parker and the Infinite Debt Taneli Kukkonen "My Name is Peter Parker": Unmasking the Right and the Good Mark D. White Part Two. Responsibility-Man 4. "With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility": Spider-Man, Christian Ethics, and the Problem of Evil Adam Barkman 5. Does Great Power Bring Great Responsibility? Spider-Man and the Good Samaritan J. Keeping 6. With Great Power Comes Great Culpability: How Blameworthy is Spider-Man for Uncle Ben's Death? Philip Tallon Part Three. Spider-Sense and the Self 7. Why is My Spider-Sense Tingling? Andrew Terjesen 8. Red or Black: Perception, Identity and Self Meaghan P. Godwin 9. With Great Power: Heroism, Villainy, and Bodily Transformation Mark K. Spencer Part Four. Arachnids "R" Us: Technology and the Human, All Too Human 10. Transhumanism: Or, Is It Right to Make a Spider-Man? Ron Novy 11. Maximum Clonage: What the Clone Saga Can Teach Us About Human Cloning Jason Southworth and John Timm Part Five. Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man 12. Justice versus Romantic Love: Can Spider-Man Champion Justice and Be with Mary Jane at the Same Time? Charles Taliaferro and Tricia Little 13. Friendship, and Being Spider-Man Tony Spanakos 14. Spidey's Tangled Web of Obligations: Fighting Friends and Dependents Gone Bad Christopher Robichaud Part Six. The Amazing Speaking Spider: Jokes, Stories, and the Choices We Make 15. The Quipslinger: The Morality of Spider-Man's Jokes Daniel P. Malloy 16. The Sound and Fury Behind "One More Day" Marks D. White 17. Spider-Man and the Importance of Getting Your Story Straight Jonathan J. Sanford Contributors Index
Subject Spider-Man (Fictitious character)
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Moral and ethical aspects
Superheroes in literature
Superhero films -- History and criticism
Philosophy in literature
Philosophy in motion pictures
PHILOSOPHY / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Sanford, Jonathan J., 1974- editor of compilation
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