Watchmen And Philosophy

Author: William Irwin
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470396857
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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.
Watchmen and Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: William Irwin, Mark D. White
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-20 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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
Watchmen and Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: William Irwin, Mark D. White
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-04 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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
Moral Hero and Immoral World: A Study of Ethics in
Language: en
Pages: 17
Authors: Mario Nsonga
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-16 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,7, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department of English and Linguistics), course: Reading American Comics, language: English, abstract: Watchmen belongs to the most complex comics ever published by DC Comics and tackles a grand variety of themes
Iron Man and Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Mark D. White
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-22 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March 2010 On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting crime with fancy gadgets. But beneath the shiny armor and flashy
Comics as Philosophy
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Jeff McLaughlin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Through the combination of text and images, comic books offer a unique opportunity to explore deep questions about aesthetics, ethics, and epistemology in nontraditional ways. The essays in this collection focus on a wide variety of genres, from mainstream superhero comics, to graphic novels of social realism, to European adventure