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Title Spider-man and philosophy : the web of inquiry / edited by Jonathan J. Sanford.
Published Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2012]
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Description xi, 276 pages ; 23 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 -- 3. "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, 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. Love, 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 the fury behind "One more day" / Mark D. White -- 17. Spider-Man and the importance of getting your story straight / Jonathan F. Sanford.
Summary "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.
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.
Related Names Sanford, Jonathan J., 1974- editor of compilation.
Related To Online version: Spider-man and philosophy. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ©2012 1118215419 (OCoLC)795895993
ISBN 9780470575604 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0470575603 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9781118215418 (ebk)
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9781118215753 (ebk)
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9781118215357 (ebk)
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OCLC number 759771954