Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #6) (Paperback)

Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #6) By William Irwin (Editor), Mark D. White (Editor) Cover Image
By William Irwin (Editor), Mark D. White (Editor)
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This is book number 6 in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

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Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and discredit these superheroes.

Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, has been named one of Time magazine's top 100 novels, and is now being made into a highly anticipated movie adaptation. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series peers into Moore's deeply philosophical work to parse and deconstruct the ethical issues raised by Watchmen's costumed adventurers, their actions, and their world. From nuclear destruction to utopia, from governmental authority to human morality and social responsibility, it answers questions fans have had for years about Watchmen's ethical quandaries, themes, and characters.

About the Author


MARK D. WHITE is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and coeditor of Batman and Philosophy. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles, including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780470396858
ISBN-10: 0470396857
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture