X-Men and Philosophy: Astonishing Insight and Uncanny Argument in the Mutant X-Verse (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #11) (Paperback)

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By William Irwin (Editor), J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Editor), Rebecca Housel (Editor)
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This is book number 11 in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

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X-Men is one of the most popular comic book franchises ever, with successful spin-offs that include several feature films, cartoon series, bestselling video games, and merchandise. This is the first look at the deeper issues of the X-Men universe and the choices facing its powerful mutants, such as identity, human ethics versus mutant morality, and self-sacrifice.

J. Jeremy Wisnewski (Oneonta, NY) is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6316-3) and The Office and Philosophy (978-1-4051-7555-5). Rebecca Housel (Rochester, NY) is a professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she teaches about writing and pop culture. For William Irwin's biography, please see below.

About the Author


Rebecca Housel is a professor of pop culture, creative writing, and medical humanities at Rochester Institute of Technology and contributed to Monty Python and Philosophy. J. JEREMY WISNEWSKI is an assistant professor of philosophy at Hartwick College and the editor of Family Guy and Philosophy and The Office 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 Watchmen and Philosophy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780470413401
ISBN-10: 0470413409
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2009
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture