Irwin, William

Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape this Book

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The first look at the philosophy behind the Green Lantern comics?timed for the release of the Green Lantern movie in June 2011

The most recent Green Lantern series?the Blackest Night?propelled GL to be the top-selling comic series for more than a year, the latest twist in seven decades of Green Lantern adventures. This book sheds light on the deep philosophical issues that emerge from the Green Lantern Corp's stories and characters, from what Plato's tale of the Ring of Gyges tells us about the Green Lantern ring and the desire for power to whether willpower is the most important strength to who is the greatest Green Lantern of all time.

  • Gives you a new perspective on Green Lantern characters, story lines, and themes

  • Shows what philosophical heavy hitters such as Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant can teach us about members of the Green Lantern Corp and their world

  • Answers your most pressing Green Lantern questions, including: What motivates Hal Jordan to be a Green Lantern? Does the Blackest Night force us to confront old male/female stereotypes? What is the basis for moral judgment in the Green Lantern Corp? Is Hal Jordan a murderer?

Whether you're a new fan or an elder from Oa, Green Lantern and Philosophy is a must-have companion.

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John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
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320 pages
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