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Superman and Philosophy

By Mark D. White
  • ISBN Code: : 1118589041
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
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Go beyond the cape and into the mind of the Man of Steel, intime for release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel movie andSuperman's 75th anniversary He has thrilled millions for 75 years, with a legacy thattranscends national, cultural, and generational borders, but isthere more to the Man of Steel than just your average mythicsuperhero in a cape? The 20 chapters in this book present afascinating exploration of some of the deeper philosophicalquestions raised by Superman, the Last Son of Krypton and thenewest hero in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culturearsenal.

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Do demons and devils have free will? Does justice exist inMenzoberranzan? What’s the morality involved with playercharacters casting necromancy and summoning spells? Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy probes the richterrain of philosophically compelling concepts and ideas thatunderlie Dungeons & Dragons, the legendary fantasyrole-playing game that grew into a world-wide cultural phenomenon.A series of accessible essays reveals what the imaginary worlds ofD&D can teach us about ethics, morality, metaphysics andmore. Illustrates a wide variety of philosophical concepts and ideasthat arise in Dungeons & Dragons gameplay and presentsthem in an accessible and entertaining manner Reveals how the strategies, tactics, improvisations, androle-play employed by D&D enthusiasts have startlingparallels in the real world of philosophy Explores a wide range of philosophical topics, including thenature of free will, the metaphysics of personal identity, themorality of crafting fictions, sex and gender issues in tabletopgameplay, and friendship and collaborative storytelling Provides gamers with deep philosophical insights that can leadto a richer appreciation of D&D and any gamingexperience

Philosophy of Comics

By Sam Cowling,Wesley Cray
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350098485
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 700
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What exactly are comics? Can they be art, literature, or even pornography? How should we understand the characters, stories, and genres that shape them? Thinking about comics raises a bewildering range of questions about representation, narrative, and value. Philosophy of Comics is an introduction to these philosophical questions. In exploring the history and variety of the comics medium, Sam Cowling and Wesley D. Cray chart a path through the emerging field of the philosophy of comics. Drawing from a diverse range of forms and genres and informed by case studies of classic comics such as Watchmen, Tales from the Crypt, and Fun Home, Cowling and Cray explore ethical, aesthetic, and ontological puzzles, including: - What does it take to create-or destroy-a fictional character like Superman? - Can all comics be adapted into films, or are some comics impossible to adapt? - Is there really a genre of “superhero comics”? - When are comics obscene, pornographic, and why does it matter? At a time of rapidly growing interest in graphic storytelling, this is an ideal introduction to the philosophy of comics and some of its most central and puzzling questions.

Ender's Game and Philosophy

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118386582
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 297
  • Pdf File: ender-s-game-and-philosophy.pdf

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A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in thecold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation ofOrson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniusesfighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of originalessays probes key philosophical questions raised in the narrative,including the ethics of child soldiers, politics on the internet,and the morality of war and genocide. Original essays dissect the diverse philosophical questionsraised in Card’s best-selling sci-fi classic, winner of theNebula and Hugo Awards and which has been translated in 29languages Publication coincides with planned release of major motionpicture adaptation of Ender’s Game starring AsaButterfield and Harrison Ford Treats a wealth of core contemporary issues in morality andethics, including child soldiers, the best kind of education andthe use and misuse of global communications for politicalpurposes A stand-out addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and PopCulture series

The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy

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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118397703
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: the-ultimate-daily-show-and-philosophy.pdf

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Savor moments of Zen like never before, with our SeniorPhilosophical Correspondents The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy is revised,expanded, and updated to probe deeper than ever before thephilosophical significance of the quintessential “fake”news show of the 21st century. Features significant revisions and updates from the first 2007edition Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and itsspin-off, The Colbert Report Reveals why and how The Daily Show is philosophicallyengaging and significant Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth,knowledge, reality, and the American Way Faces head on tough and surprisingly funny questions aboutpolitics, religion, and power

Electric Sheep Slouching Towards Bethlehem

By Harry Eiss
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443858625
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 912
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On Monday, 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. In the single largest act of destruction ever initiated by humans, a bomb with the equivalent force of 20,000 tons of TNT shattered Hiroshima, killing tens of thousands of civilians, people who had become used to the American war planes flying overhead, planes that were purposely not dropping bombs on their city, to the point where the rush to the bomb shelters had become lackadaisical, and the normal activities continued with little interruption – getting the children up and off to school, opening the many small retail stores for the daily customers, perhaps stopping at a local café for morning coffee or tea, perhaps joining in on the group exercise classes. This is the precise instant we entered the postmodern world, one where the easy truths of centuries no longer applied. Speculative Fiction projects real possibilities beyond the now shattered assumptions, moving through marginalized fictional landscapes – science fiction, fantasy, horror, weird fiction, supernatural fiction, superhero comics, graphic novels, and movies, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Cyber Punk, the New Wave, as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts, including everything from graphic novels to video games.

Praxis Core For Dummies

By Carla C. Kirkland,Chan Cleveland
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119620473
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Study Aids
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  • Pdf File: praxis-core-for-dummies.pdf

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Score high on the Praxis Core and jumpstart the teaching career of your dreams! Praxis Core For Dummies is a must-have resource for preparing for—and passing—the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators Exam. The best way to succeed on any exam is to prepare with plenty of practice questions. This book provides you with 2 full-length practice tests plus an additional 4 tests online. That’s 6 complete tests containing the same kinds of questions you will see on the reading, writing, and mathematic sections of the exam! Now in its third edition, Praxis Core For Dummies has been carefully updated to align with changes in the Praxis Core exam, including new mathematics subtests and revised overview information. A thorough summary of the exam shows you exactly what to expect on exam day, while in-depth content reviews help you fully understand each section of the test. Find out what you need to know for every section of the exam Test yourself with full-length practice tests in the book and online Get the most up-to-date info on the latest test changes Use effective study strategies for keeping a cool head and a sharp mind Set yourself up for success Practice your way to test-taking perfection with the help of Praxis Core For Dummies.

Comics as Philosophy

By Jeff McLaughlin
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  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Book Code : 9781604730661
  • Total of Pages : 246
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 289
  • Pdf File: comics-as-philosophy.pdf

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Through the combination of text and images, comic books offer a unique opportunity to explore deep questions about aesthetics, ethics, and epistemology in nontraditional ways. The essays in this collection focus on a wide variety of genres, from mainstream superhero comics, to graphic novels of social realism, to European adventure classics. Included among the contributions are essays on existentialism in Daniel Clowes's graphic novel "Ghost World," ecocriticism in Paul Chadwick's long-running "Concrete" series, and political philosophies in Herge's perennially popular "The Adventures of Tintin." Modern political concerns inform Terry Kading's discussion of how superhero comics have responded to 9/11 and how the genre reflects the anxieties of the contemporary world. Essayists also explore the issues surrounding the development and appreciation of comics. Amy Kiste Nyberg examines the rise of the Comics Code, using it as a springboard for discussing the ethics of censorship and child protection in America. Stanford W. Carpenter uses interviews to analyze how a team of Marvel artists and writers reimagined the origin of one of Marvel's most iconic superheroes, Captain America. Throughout, essayists in Comics as Philosophy show how well the form can be used by its artists and its interpreters as a means of philosophical inquiry. Jeff McLaughlin is assistant professor of philosophy at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia."

Black Panther and Philosophy

By Edwardo Pérez,Timothy E. Brown
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119635861
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 999
  • Pdf File: black-panther-and-philosophy.pdf

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Explore the fascinating historical and contemporary philosophical issues that arise in Black Panther In Black Panther and Philosophy: What Can Wakanda Offer The World, a diverse panel of experts delivers incisive critical reflections on the Oscar-winning 2018 film, Black Panther, and the comic book mythology that preceded it. The collection explores historical and contemporary issues—including colonialism, slavery, the Black Lives Matter movement, intersectionality, and identity—raised by the superhero tale. Beyond discussions of the influences of race and ethnicity on the most critically and culturally significant movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this book presents the moral, feminist, metaphysical, epistemological, existential, and Afrofuturistic issues framing Black Panther’s narrative. The explorations of these issues shed light on our increasingly interconnected world and allow the reader to consider engaging questions like: Should Wakanda rule the world? Was Killmonger actually a victim? Do Wakanda’s Black Lives Matter? Does hiding in the shadows make Wakanda guilty? What does Wakanda have to offer the world? Perfect for fans of the most culturally significant film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther and Philosophy will also earn a place in the libraries of students of philosophy and anyone with a personal or professional interest in the defining issues of our time.