The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers (The by Mark D. White

By Mark D. White

An interesting examine the philosophical underpinnings of Earth's Mightiest Heroes

Avengers gather! Tackling fascinating dilemmas and concerns that no unmarried nice thinker can stand up to, this robust ebook enlists the brainpower of an A-list group of history's such a lot popular thinkers to discover the subjects at the back of the motion of surprise Comics' all-star superhero team.

fingers you with new insights into the characters and topics of The Avengers

Deepens your appreciation either one of The Avengers comics and the Joss Whedon motion picture adaptation

solutions the philosophical questions you've continually had approximately Earth's Mightiest Heroes, together with: Can a reformed legal turn into a superhero? Can an android love a human? If a hero beats his spouse, is he nonetheless a hero?

is helping you think that in a different way in regards to the contributors of the superhero team--Captain the USA, Iron guy, Thor, and the others

This thought-provoking booklet can help you know this band of superheroes larger, no matter if you've the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan simply discovering them.

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If this horror is only a hallucination, it's a hallucination that you can't simply throw off. If only you had a word, a noun. If only you could shout out: Aha, at last, now I know what it was that I found so disturbing! If only you could jump for joy, jump up and down, find a way out of this linguistic labyrinth, this anagram of signification, this sixty-four-thousand-dollar conundrum. But you simply can't fall back on any such option: you must stubbornly go on, pursuing your vision to its logical conclusion.

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For anybody, though, not part of it all (which was obviously Ishmail's plight), that world was nothing but a smooth, cyclical continuum, without a fold in it, without any form of articulation, as compact as stucco or staff, as putty or portland; an imbrication 22 of nights without adjoining days, a total lapidification, a flat, hard, constant, monotonous uniformity in which all things, big or small, smooth or lumpish, living or not, form a solitary, global unit. Though trying hard, straining with all his might, Ishmail cannot bunch up a small and dainty silk cushion, for it's a cushion of rock-solid silk; nor, though bringing his foot down hard on it, disturb a tuft of hair on a Turkish rug; nor, with his hand, turn a light-switch on and off.

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