X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse
Publication date: April 2009
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
Is mind reading an invasion of privacy?
What's wrong with genetic experimentation?
How many identities can one person have?
Are the X-Men advocates of civil rightsand social change?
Do mutants have "human" rights?
X-Men is one of the most popular comic-book franchises ever, captivating millions with its teeming X-Verse of genetic mutants who have been unleashing their unique special powers in the service of both good and evil since 1963. Focusing on identity and personal conflict as much as action and adventure, this bestselling series is full of complex characters and storylines that are deeply influenced by important philosophical questions. Through philosophical greats like Aristotle, Sartre, Camus, Levinas, and others, X-Men and Philosophy shows how this remarkable series speaks not only to generations of pop culture audiences, but to the very heart of the human condition.