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Watchmen and philosophy : a Rorschach test /

edited by Mark D. White.

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Names: White, Mark D.,
Published: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Topics: Comic books, strips, etc. - Moral and ethical aspects. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Crime & Mystery. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Anthologies. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Horror. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Historical Fiction. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Fantasy. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Erotica. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Literary. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Gay & Lesbian. | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS - Contemporary Women. | Moore, Alan, 1953- Watchmen.
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Introduction: A Rorschach test -- The politics of power : who watches the watchmen? -- The superman exists, and he's American : morality in the face of absolute power / Christopher Robichaud -- Can we steer this rudderless world? Kant, Rorschach, retributivism, and honor / Jacob M. Held -- Super-vigilantes and the Keene Act / Tony Spanakos -- Superheroes and supermen : finding Nietzsche's übermensch in Watchmen / J. Keeping -- The Veidt plan : Watchmen and ethics -- Means, ends, and the critique of pure superheroes / J. Robert Loftis -- The virtues of nite owl's potbelly / Mark D. White -- Rorschach : when telling the truth is wrong / Alex Nuttall -- The metaphysics of Dr. Manhattan -- Dr. Manhattan, I presume? / James DiGiovanna -- A timely encounter : Dr. Manhattan and Henri Bergson / Christopher M. Drohan -- Free will and foreknowledge : does Jon really know what Laurie will do next, and can she do otherwise? / Arthur Ward -- I'm just a puppet who can see the strings : Dr. Manhattan as a stoic sage / Andrew Terjesen -- This is not your father's comic book -- "Why don't you go read a book or something?" Watchmen as literature / Aaron Meskin -- Watchwomen / Sarah Donovan and Nick Richardson -- Hooded justice and Captain Metropolis : the ambiguously gay duo / Robert Arp -- What's so goddamned funny? the comedian and Rorschach on life's way / Taneli Kukkonen.
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