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The Avengers and Philosophy

Earth's Mightiest Thinkers
(Book - 2012)
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"This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you've followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them. Answers the philosophical questions you've always had about Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including: Can a reformed criminal become a superhero? Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his wife, is he still a hero? Helps you think differently about the members of the superhero team--Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the others"--Provided by publisher. "An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth's Mightiest Heroes-timed for the release of Joss Whedon's long-awaited film adaptation Avengers, assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics' all-star superhero team. Arms you with new insights into the characters and themes of The Avengers. Deepens your appreciation both of The Avengers comics and the Joss Whedon movie adaptation Answers the philosophical questions you've always had about Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including: Can a reformed criminal become a superhero? Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his wife, is he still a hero? Helps you think differently about the members of the superhero team-Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the others This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you've followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them"--Provided by publisher.
Title: The Avengers and philosophy
Earth's mightiest thinkers
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2012]
Characteristics: vii, 232 pages ;,23 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Contents note continued: 11.Secrets and Lies: Compromising the Avengers' Values for the Good of the World / Louis P. Melancon
12.The Avengers and S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Problem with Proactive Superheroics / Arno Bogaerts
pt. FIVE WHAT KIND OF WORLD DO THE AVENGERS LIVE IN?
13.Can Kang Kill His Past Self? The Paradox of Time Travel / Andrew Zimmerman Jones
14."No Other Gods Before Me"; God, Ontology, and Ethics in the Avengers' Universe / Adam Barkman
15.Love Avengers Style: Can an Android Love a Human? / Charles Klayman
16.The Way of the Arrow: Hawkeye Meets the Taoist Masters / Mark D. White.
Summary: "This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you've followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them. Answers the philosophical questions you've always had about Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including: Can a reformed criminal become a superhero? Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his wife, is he still a hero? Helps you think differently about the members of the superhero team--Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the others"--Provided by publisher.
"An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth's Mightiest Heroes-timed for the release of Joss Whedon's long-awaited film adaptation Avengers, assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics' all-star superhero team. Arms you with new insights into the characters and themes of The Avengers. Deepens your appreciation both of The Avengers comics and the Joss Whedon movie adaptation Answers the philosophical questions you've always had about Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including: Can a reformed criminal become a superhero? Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his wife, is he still a hero? Helps you think differently about the members of the superhero team-Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and the others This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you've followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them"--Provided by publisher.
Local Note: 6 15 231
Additional Contributors: White, Mark D. 1971-
ISBN: 9781118074572
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Mark D. White
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Philosophy in motion pictures. Philosophy in literature. Superhero films History and criticism. Superheroes in literature. Cartoons and comics Moral and ethical aspects. Avengers (Fictitious characters)
Topical Term: Philosophy in motion pictures.
Philosophy in literature.
Superhero films
Superheroes in literature.
Cartoons and comics
Avengers (Fictitious characters)
LCCN: 2011043329
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