Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul (The by Robert Arp, Mark D. White

By Robert Arp, Mark D. White

Why doesn't Batman simply kill the Joker and finish everyone's misery?

Can we carry the Joker morally liable for his actions?

Is Batman larger than Superman?

If every person Batman's instance, might Gotham be a greater place?

What is the Tao of the Bat?

Batman is without doubt one of the most complicated characters ever to seem in comedian books, photograph novels, and at the monstrous monitor. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront to be able to hold Gotham secure? Combing via seventy years of comedian books, tv indicates, and flicks, Batman and Philosophy explores how the darkish Knight grapples with moral conundrums, ethical accountability, his identification problem, the ethical weight he incorporates to avenge his murdered mom and dad, and masses extra. How does this caped crusader degree up opposed to the lessons of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

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