The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by this complex and enduringly iconic figure, Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique brings together philosophers and scholars to uncover fascinating aspects of our ...
Author: Jacob M. Held
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie-franchise. The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super-heroine Fighting fascism with feminism since 1941, considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition – what limits us and what we can overcome Confronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman, from her roles as a feminist cause and fully empowered woman, to her objectification as sexual fantasy Topics explored include origin stories and identity, propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, Amazonians as transhumanists, eroticism and graphic novels, the crafting of a heroine, domination, relationships, the ethics of killing and torture, and many more.
strip, September 9, 1944 comic-book superheroes have secret identities:
Superman his Clark Kent, Batman his Bruce Wayne, and Wonder Woman her
Diana Prince. The distance between philosophy and pop is, really, remarkably
Author: Jill Lepore
A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of Wonder Woman, one of the world’s most iconic superheroes, hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later. This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family’s papers. With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color
Suppose that your philosophy professor walked into the room pulling a large
suitcase. She plops it on the desk and tells you that there's $2 million inside the
suitcase, and it's all yours if you start believing that she is Wonder Woman, and
Author: Steven D. Hales
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This is Philosophy: An Introduction offers an engagingly written introduction to philosophical concepts that include ethics, the existence of God, free will, personal identity, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. Conveys the excitement and importance of philosophy while explaining difficult concepts clearly for the average undergraduate Represents a student-friendly yet knowledgeable guide to the questions, problems, and great thinkers of philosophy Extensive online student and instructor resources. Features chapter-by-chapter links to supplemental materials and freely available online primary sources, a glossary, student comprehension self-assessment exercises, and more. Instructors can also access a 175-question test bank and answer key, 40 PowerPoint lectures Available at https://www.wiley.com/en-us/thisisphilosophy/thisisphilosophyanintroduction
Although Wonder Woman was shocked by America's unjust patriarchal system—
a shock she recorded on her arrival here from Paradise ... The inconsistencies in
Wonder Woman's philosophy are especially apparent in her love life.
Author: Charles Hatfield
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Despite their commercial appeal and cross-media reach, superheroes are only recently starting to attract sustained scholarly attention. This groundbreaking collection brings together essays and book excerpts by major writers on comics and popular culture. While superhero comics are a distinct and sometimes disdained branch of comics creation, they are integral to the development of the North American comic book and the history of the medium. For the past half-century, they have also been the one overwhelmingly dominant market genre. The sheer volume of superhero comics that have been published over the years is staggering. Major superhero universes constitute one of the most expansive storytelling canvases ever fashioned. Moreover, characters inhabiting these fictional universes are immensely influential, having achieved iconic recognition around the globe. Their images and adventures have shaped many other media, such as film, videogames, and even prose fiction. The primary aim of this reader is twofold: first, to collect in a single volume a sampling of the most sophisticated commentary on superheroes, and second, to bring into sharper focus the ways in which superheroes connect with larger social, cultural, literary, aesthetic, and historical themes that are of interest to a great many readers both in the academy and beyond.
And that, as philosophers say, is unintuitive. It goes against our pre-theoretical
moral ... the following situation. Wonder Woman once more finds herself battling
Ares, and the god of war has really outdone himself this time. He confronts her
Author: Thomas V. Morris
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
A thought-provoking collection of essays explores the philosophical side of the comic book world, collecting the contributions of sixteen philosophers on a variety of subjects, including evil, justice, metaphysics, and the limits of violence. Original.
... what we should or shouldn't do. Unfortunately for Batman, but luckily for
Batman fans, the Joker is not imaginary to him, and I'm sure he will struggle with
this issue for many years to come. the stories that followed. (See Wonder Woman
Author: Mark D. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
... Dorothy , 61 - 72 , 129 see also Woolfolk , Dorothy Rucka , Greg , 201 Rule ,
Janice , 168 U . S . Army , 68 - 69 Universal Pictures , 16 - 18 University of
Southern California , 17 " Unmasking of Wonder Woman , The , " 101 Utopian
Author: Les Daniels
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Showcases the popular cartoon character with a visual history that spans from the super heroes' origins in the World War II era, through the popular 1970's television series, up to its continued popularity in the comics world.
This, most people would probably agree, is what heroes do, and Iron Man should
thus be ranked alongside other illustrious characters such as Superman, Wonder
Woman, and Spider-Man as a true superhero. What about Tony Stark, the man ...
Author: Mark D. White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The first look at the philosophy behind the Iron Man comics and movies, timed for the release of Iron Man 2 in March 2010 On the surface, Iron Man appears to be a straightforward superhero, another rich guy fighting crime with fancy gadgets. But beneath the shiny armor and flashy technology lies Tony Stark, brilliant inventor and eccentric playboy, struggling to balance his desires, addictions, and relationships with his duties as the Armored Avenger. Iron Man and Philosophy explores the many philosophical issues that emerge from the essential conflicts found in the decades of Iron Man stories in comics and movies. What kind of moral compass does Tony Stark have? Is Iron Man responsible for the death of Captain America after the Marvel Universe “Civil War”? Should people like Stark run the world? How does Tony’s alcoholism impact his performance as Iron Man, and what does it say about moral character? Ultimately, what can Iron Man teach us about the role of technology in society? As absorbing as Iron Man comic books and movies, Iron Man and Philosophy: Gives you a new perspective on Iron Man characters, story lines, and themes Shows what philosophical heavy hitters such as Aristotle, Locke, and Heidegger can teach us about Tony Stark/Iron Man Considers issues such as addiction, personal responsibility, the use of technology, and the role of government Whether you've been reading the comic books for years or have gotten into Iron Man through the movies, Iron Man and Philosophy is a must-have companion for every fan.
An Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy, Theology, and Science Michael
Funk Deckard, Péter Losonczi ... with this unforgettable face that raises towards
the woman a scrutinizing glance, where one reads neither indifference nor
Author: Michael Funk Deckard
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Philosophy begins with wonder, according to Plato and Aristotle. Yet Plato and Aristotle did not expand a great deal on what precisely wonder is. Does this fact alone not raise curiosity in us as to why this passion or concept is important? What is wonder's role in science, philosophy, or theology except to end thinking or theorizing as soon as one begins? The primary purpose of this book is to show how seventeenth- and eighteenth-century developments in natural theology, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and the philosophy of science resulted in a complex history of the passion of wonder-a history in which the elements of continuation, criticism, and reformulation are equally present. Philosophy Begins in Wonder provides the first historical overview of wonder and changes the way we see early modern Europe. It is intended for readers who are curious-who wonder-about how modern philosophy and science were born. The book is for scholars and educated readers alike.
Even in the fragments of his life that the gospels provide, Christ seems to be
connected with such women. ... Reincarnationist philosophy reveals that we draw
tous those experiences still part of our karma, for good or ill, to be workedout until
we are ... No wonder women—the men fleeing—followed Jesus to the cross and.
Author: Paul Hourihan
In this award-winning exploration of the lives and teachings of Ramakrishna and Christ, Paul Hourihan guides us through Ramakrishna's extraordinary struggle along the various paths to God-realization and opens our minds to intriguing new interpretations of Christ's life. The author covers Ramakrishna's life from his unique childhood to his remarkable marriage and beyond. Christ's life also is seen in a new way — from the standpoint of India's yoga traditions and Vedanta philosophy. Hourihan was raised in a traditional Catholic family in Boston, Massachusetts. While inspired by Christ's teachings, the rigid dogma of the Church proved to be an obstacle that contributed to his gnawing dissatisfaction with life in general, and in particular with the faith he was brought up in. In his search for meaning, Hourihan joined Joseph Campbell, Aldous Huxley, Christopher Isherwood and other writers of his time who looked for answers to life's questions in the sage teachings of the ancient Vedantic scriptures of India. Hourihan, studying Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Vedanta with respected swamis in New York and Boston, found a spiritual home that also brought him to a deeper, more intimate understanding of Christ, along with an expanded reverence and love for Ramakrishna and other great teachers and incarnations. "Ramakrishna and Christ, The Supermystics" opens our hearts and minds to the knowledge gained by these teachings.
Area Man And Woman Wonder What They Are Good For Herbert Hart was
correct that the disgust of the ordinary man—or woman—is not a suitable basis
for prohibiting private consensual acts. Does this mean that the Area Bus
Passenger is ...
Author: Sharon M. Kaye
Publisher: Open Court
The Onion, with its unique brand of deadpan satirical humor, has become a familiar part of the American scene. The newspaper has a readership of over a million, and reaches millions more with its spin-off books and Onion News Network. The Onion has shown us that standard ways of thinking about the news have their grotesque and silly side, and this invites philosophical examination. Twenty-one philosophers were commissioned to provide witty philosophical perspectives on just what makes the Onion so truthful and insightful. Former Governor Sarah Palin reported: “I just couldn’t put it down. The Onion and Philosophy is the most exciting book I’ve read since Principia Mathematica.” Are the Onion writers truly cynical, or just cynically faking it? Does the Onion really have a serious point of view on religion? On sex? On politics? Who cares what Area Man thinks? If everyone’s so dumb, how come so many Onion readers keep on laughing at how dumb they are?
The inconsistencies in Wonder Woman's philosophy are especially apparent in
her love life . It is confused , to say the least . Sometimes her adventures with
Steve , the pilot she is supposedly “ in love ” with , bear a feminist message .
Author: Charlene Spretnak
Essays discuss goddess worship, spiritual consciousness, the relationship between politics and religion, and applications of spirituality as a political force
... equipped his heroine with a lie detector of her very own, one that encapsulated
his utopian philosophy of psychology. ... 25 In the 1944 adventure, “The Icebound
Maidens,” for example, Wonder Woman used the golden lasso to compel the ...
Author: Geoffrey C. Bunn
Publisher: JHU Press
How do you trap someone in a lie? For centuries, all manner of truth-seekers have used the lie detector. In this eye-opening book, Geoffrey C. Bunn unpacks the history of this device and explores the interesting and often surprising connection between technology and popular culture. Lie detectors and other truth-telling machines are deeply embedded in everyday American life. Well-known brands such as Isuzu, Pepsi Cola, and Snapple have advertised their products with the help of the "truth machine," and the device has also appeared in countless movies and television shows. The Charles Lindbergh "crime of the century" in 1935 first brought lie detectors to the public’s attention. Since then, they have factored into the Anita Hill–Clarence Thomas sexual harassment controversy, the Oklahoma City and Atlanta Olympics bombings, and one of the most infamous criminal cases in modern memory: the O. J. Simpson murder trial. The use of the lie detector in these instances brings up many intriguing questions that Bunn addresses: How did the lie detector become so important? Who uses it? How reliable are its results? Bunn reveals just how difficult it is to answer this last question. A lie detector expert concluded that O. J. Simpson was "one hundred percent lying" in a video recording in which he proclaimed his innocence; a tabloid newspaper subjected the same recording to a second round of evaluation, which determined Simpson to be "absolutely truthful." Bunn finds fascinating the lie detector’s ability to straddle the realms of serious science and sheer fantasy. He examines how the machine emerged as a technology of truth, transporting readers back to the obscure origins of criminology itself, ultimately concluding that the lie detector owes as much to popular culture as it does to factual science.