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.
23. in 1911–1912, Philosophy B (Professor Josiah Royce), Faculty of Arts and
Sciences, Final Return Records, 1848–1997, Harvard University Archives. UAIII.
15.28, box 85. But, actually, Royce could not have taught Philosophy B in the
Author: Jill Lepore
Category: Social Science
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
Amazons in America provides an indispensable critique of how anxieties and fantasies about women in power are culturally expressed, ultimately informing a broader discussion about how to nurture a stable, equitable society.
Author: Keira V. Williams
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Social Science
With this remarkable study, historian Keira V. Williams shows how fictional matriarchies—produced for specific audiences in successive eras and across multiple media—constitute prescriptive, solution-oriented thought experiments directed at contemporary social issues. In the process, Amazons in America uncovers a rich tradition of matriarchal popular culture in the United States. Beginning with late-nineteenth-century anthropological studies, which theorized a universal prehistoric matriarchy, Williams explores how representations of women-centered societies reveal changing ideas of gender and power over the course of the twentieth century and into the present day. She examines a deep archive of cultural artifacts, both familiar and obscure, including L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz series, Progressive-era fiction like Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s utopian novel Herland, the original 1940s Wonder Woman comics, midcentury films featuring nuclear families, and feminist science fiction novels from the 1970s that invented prehistoric and futuristic matriarchal societies. While such texts have, at times, served as sites of feminist theory, Williams unpacks their cyclical nature and, in doing so, pinpoints some of the premises that have historically hindered gender equality in the United States. Williams also delves into popular works from the twenty-first century, such as Tyler Perry’s Madea franchise and DC Comics/Warner Bros.’ globally successful film Wonder Woman, which attest to the ongoing presence of matriarchal ideas and their capacity for combating patriarchy and white nationalism with visions of rebellion and liberation. Amazons in America provides an indispensable critique of how anxieties and fantasies about women in power are culturally expressed, ultimately informing a broader discussion about how to nurture a stable, equitable society.
What he seeks to convey through Wonder Woman's “love chains” is, quite literally
, the pleasurable “discipline” of (self) limitation. ... They consequently stand as a
kind of reductio of Wonder Woman's philosophy, and their homiletic ring is surely
Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, and Hawkman have
all retreated from fighting crime into lives of relative isolation. The old Justice
League has disbanded and a new breed of vicious superheroes has taken their ...
Author: Thomas V. Morris
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
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?
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.
Investigating the deep philosophical issues behind the show's characters and engrossing narratives, these eighteen original essays explore questions that include: Why Life Rather Than Death?
Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Indhold: Introduction: Welcome to the Psychosphere / Jacob Graham and Tom Sparrow ; 1. Why Life Rather Than Death? Answers from Rustin Cohle and Arthur Schopenhauer / Sandra Shapshay ; 2. Grounding Carcosa: Cosmic Horror and Philosophical Pessimism in True Detective / Christopher Mountenay ; 3. Hart and Cohle: The Hopeful Pessimism of True Detective ; Joshua Foa Dienstag ; 4. Loving Rust's Pessimism: Rationalism and Emotion in True Detective Season One / Rick Elmore ; Rust's Anti-Natalism: The Moral Imperative to "Opt Out of a Raw Deal" / Chris Byron ; 6. Where is the Cruelty in True Detective? / G. Randolph Mayes ; 7. Nevermind: Subjective and Objective Violence in Vinci / Luke Howie ; 8. Naturalism, Evil, and the Moral Monster: The Evil Person in True Detective / Peter Brian Barry ; 9. "But I Do Have a Sense of Justice:" Law and Justice in the Bleak World of Vinci / Beau Mullen ; 10. A Dream Inside a Locked Room: The Illusion of Self / Evan Thomp-son ; 11. I Am Not Who I Used to Be, But Am I Me? Personal Identity and the Narrative of Rust / Andrew M. Winters ; 12. The Light is Winning / Sarah K. Donovan ; 13. The Tragic Misstep: Consciousness, Free Will, and the Last Midnight / Daniel P. Malloy ; 14. The Tragedy of True Detective Season Two: Living Our "Least Favor-ite Lives" / Alison Horbury ; 15. The Noir Detective and the City / Chuck Ward ; 16. Cohle and Oedipus: The Return of the Noir Hero / Daniel Tutt ; 17. Time is a Flat Circle: Nietzsche's Concept of Eternal Recurrence / Lawrence J. Hatab ; 18. Eternal Recurrence and the Philosophy of the "Flat Circle" / Paul DiGeorgio
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Author: Les Daniels
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
to Clark's internal admission that Bruce is hard to miss with a beltful of tracking
devices . . . to Bizarro's simple-minded “Racer Cool” for Ra's al Ghul. . . to
Batman's perfect reaction when he sees Wonder Woman's ... The philosophical
Author: Matt Wagner
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
BATMAN/SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN: TRINITY tells the remarkable tale of the turbulent first encounter of the worldÍs most iconic heroes. When BatmanÍs greatest nemesis, RaÍs al Ghul, recruits Bizarro and an Amazon warrior to aid him in his plan to create global chaos, the Darknight Detective suddenly finds himself working with the Man of Steel and the Amazon Princess. Looking to thwart the madmanÍs plot to simultaneously destroy all satellite communications as well as all of the worldÍs oil reserves, EarthÍs greatest heroes reluctantly band together. But if Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are to have any hope of stopping RaÍsÍ nuclear missile assault, they will first need to overcome their own biases and reconcile their differing philosophies.
Author: Michael Funk DeckardPublish On: 2010-01-01
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.
Author: Lorenzo von MatterhornPublish On: 2013-11-18
And even if he does, it's for the wrong thing, the wrong woman. . . . Ted is ... He
may go to the airport in order to pick up women, but he doesn't know whether or
not he'll succeed. He does ... It's no wonder he's slept with half of the city. Barney
Author: Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Publisher: Open Court
Like philosophy itself, How I Met Your Mother has everyone thinking. How does a successful show that's been on the air for years suddenly become a hit in its fifth and sixth season? Have you ever wondered why you identify so strongly with Barney despite the fact that he’s such a douche? Or why your life story doesn’t make sense until you know the ending—or at least, the middle? Or where the Bro Code came from and why it’s so powerful? Or why you’d sooner miss the hottest date in your life than have to live in New Jersey? Of course you have, or if you haven’t, you’ll clearly remember from now on that you have. How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy answers all these questions and a whole lot more, including one or two that even you may not have thought of. Twenty of the awesome-est philosophers ever congregated in one bar have come together to quaff a few drinks—and to analyze this most awesomely philosophical of sit-coms. They poke, prod, and sniff at such momentous matters as the metaphysics of possimpible worlds, the misdeeds of Goliath National Bank, the ontology of waiting to get slapped, the epistemology of sexual attraction, why the Platinum Rule is to never love thy neighbor, the authenticity of censoring yourself, the ethics of doing bad things with partly good intentions, why future Ted’s opinions matter to present-day Ted, whether it’s irrational to wait for the Slutty Pumpkin, and why Canadians have that strange Canadian slant on things. This book shows that viewers of How I Met Your Mother and Philosophy know that philosophy is much more than a song and dance routine.
... Society for Continental Philosophy, the Society for Philosophy in the
Contemporary World,Women's Studies, Feminist Ethics and Social Theory,
International Association ofWomen Philosophers, Women in Philosophy, Derrida
Author: Marguerite La Caze
Publisher: SUNY Press
A compelling understanding of equality and difference in public life.
12 The Issue of Women ' s Philosophy Paula Ruth Boddington It may be easy for
someone to wonder what all the fuss is about : if women can and do go to
university to study philosophy , and there are women philosophers , women can '
t be ...
Author: Morwenna Griffiths
Publisher: Indiana University Press
"... excellent... Especially insightful are articles on ethics and gender, autonomy and pornography, feelings, and a responsible and democratic epistemology." --Choice The essays in this book introduce to American readers the work of a group of British feminist philosophers, representing both the Continental and the analytic traditions, who argue that philosophy is in urgent need of a feminist perspective.
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?
Steinem , Gloria , and Chester G . Wonder Woman . New York : Holt , Rinehart
and Winston , Inc . , 1974 . Thompson , Mary Lou , ed . Voices of the New
Feminism . Boston : Beacon Press , 1970 . - - RECENT PHILOSOPHICAL
AlexandreDumas In November 1947, ourhousehold was visited(so Iamtold) bya
large Dutch lady. This was a time of rationing: sweet things were in short supply.
The large Dutch lady helped herself, without asking, to a second slice of cake, ...
Author: Raymond Tallis
In these lively and provocative essays, philosopher, polymath and all-round intellectual heavyweight, Raymond Tallis debunks commonplace truths, exposes woolly thinking and pulls the rug from beneath a wide range of commentator whether scientist, theologian, philosopher or pundit. Tallis takes to task much of contemporary science and philosophy, arguing that they are guilty of taking us down ever narrowing conduits of problem solving that only invite ever more complex responses and in doing so have lost sight of "wonder" - the metaphysical intoxication that first gave birth to philosophy 2,500 years ago. Tallis tackles some meaty topics - memory, time, language, truth, fiction, consciousness - but always with his characteristic verve, insight and wit. These essays showcase Tallis's skill for getting to the heart of the matter and challenging us to see, and wonder, in different ways. Wonder is the proper state of humankind, and as these essays show it has no more forceful a champion than Raymond Tallis.