Item Details

Heroes and Philosophy: Buy the Book, Save the World

edited by David Kyle Johnson
Format
Book
Published
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
Language
English
Series
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Blackwell Philosophy and Popculture Series
ISBN
9780470373385 (pbk.), 0470373385 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Introduction: the wonder of Heroes
  • Heroic obligations. Above the social contract? How superheroes break society / Robert Sharp
  • Heroes, obligations, and the ethics of saving the world / J.K. Miles
  • Corporate capers : the moral dimensions of working for the company / Christopher Robichaud
  • With great creativity comes great imitation : problems of plagiarism and knowledge / Jason Southworth
  • Supermen, samurai, and invisible men. Time and the meaning of life in Heroes and Nietzsche / Tyler Shores
  • Hiro Nakamura, Bushido, and hero archetypes / Erik Daniel Baldwin
  • Plato on Gyges' ring of invisibility : the power of Heroes and the value of virtue / Don Adams
  • Metaphysics, regular physics, and heroic time travel. The foreknowledge of a painter, the fate of a Hiro / David Kyle Johnson
  • Time to be a hero : branching time and changing the future / Morgan Luck
  • Heroes and the ethics of time travel : does the present matter? / David Faraci
  • The science of Heroes : flying men, immortal samurai, and destroying the space-time continuum / Andrew Zimmerman Jones
  • Pseudoscience, scientific revolutions, and Dr. Chandra Suresh / David Kyle Johnson and Andrew Zimmerman Jones
  • The minds of Heroes. Peter Petrelli, the Haitian, and the philosophical implications of memory loss / Peter Kirwan
  • Understanding other minds : philosophical foundations of Heroes' mind-reading powers / Fabio Paglieri
  • Peter Petrelli : the power of empathy / Andrew Terjesen
  • Villains, family, and lying. Are the heroes really good? / Peter S. Fosl
  • Heroes and family obligations / Ruth Tallman and Jason Southworth
  • Concealment and lying : is that any way for a hero to act? / Michael R. Berry.
Description
ix, 310 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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